Pacific Ocean

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The world's largest ocean, covering 103 million square miles, or nearly half of the earth's ocean surface. The Pacific runs along 83,000 miles of coastline, and is bordered by Asia, Australia, Russia, North and South America; tributary bodies of water include the Bering Sea, the Coral Sea, the East China Sea, the South China Sea, the Gulf of Alaska, the Gulf of Tonkin, the Yellow Sea, the Philippi...

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