Sunday, February 8, 2009
Seabed of the Pacific Ocean
Topographically, the seabed of the Pacific Ocean can be divided into three distinct regions. The middle region (Mid Pacific Ocean) is characterized principally by vast basins of low relief lying at considerable depths, generally from 4000 to 5500 meters. The greater depths are found mostly in the North Pacific Ocean were soundings as much as 6700 meters have been obtained. Oceanic rises are a part of the global mid ocean ridge system, which, in the Pacific Ocean, extends from the Gulf of California to the South of New Zealand.