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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Pacific Ocean

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The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the world's five oceans (followed by the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Arctic Ocean). Strategically important access waterways include the La Perouse, Tsugaru, Tsushima, Taiwan, Singapore, and Torres Straits. The decision by the International Hydrographic Organization in the spring of 2000 to delimit a fifth ocean, the Southern Ocean, removed the portion of the Pacific Ocean south of 60 degrees south. (from the CIA)


Economic Overview

The pacific ocean is a major contributor to the world economy and particularly to those nations its waters directly touch. it provides low-cost sea transportation between east and west, extensive fishing grounds, offshore oil and gas fields, minerals, and sand and gravel for the construction industry. in 1996, over 60% of the world's fish catch came from the pacific ocean. exploitation of offshore oil and gas reserves is playing an ever-increasing role in the energy supplies of the us, australia, nz, china, and peru. the high cost of recovering offshore oil and gas, combined with the wide swings in world prices for oil since 1985, has led to fluctuations in new drillings.

Environmental Issues

Endangered marine species include the dugong, sea lion, sea otter, seals, turtles, and whales; oil pollution in philippine sea and south china sea


Body of water between the southern ocean, asia, australia, and the western hemisphere


Total: 155.557 million sq km note: includes bali sea, bering sea, bering strait, coral sea, east china sea, gulf of alaska, gulf of tonkin, philippine sea, sea of japan, sea of okhotsk, south china sea, tasman sea, and other tributary water bodies

About 15 times the size of the us; covers about 28% of the global surface; larger than the total land area of the world

International Disputes

Some maritime disputes (see littoral states)

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

341450 Pacific Ocean Jobs Found

Looking for a 2nd and 3rd shift Maintenance Mechanic: -Will be responsible for maintenance and repair of entire production line of processing and p...
Aerotek - Chicago - posted about 12 hours ago
Manufacturing company seeking qualified industrial maintenance technicians. Job duties are as follows: Troubleshooting (80% of the day) and PM's (2...
Aerotek - Valparaiso - posted about 12 hours ago
Perform preventative and reactive repairs to diesel trucks and trailers Preventive Maintenance including lube, filters, interior/exterior cab, tire...
Aerotek - Joliet - posted about 12 hours ago
Currently hiring for industrial millwrights and electricians. Job duties include: Millwrights: Mechanical installs, troubleshooting, and repairs of...
Aerotek - Chesterton - posted about 12 hours ago
Seeking Sheet Metal Mechanics with at least 3 - 4 years of aviation sheet metal experience. Experience with modifications is a plus Must have thin ...
Aerotek - Greenville - posted about 12 hours ago
-Responsible for performing maintenance and troubleshooting to all refrigeration units throughout the facility -Troubleshoot refrigeration compress...
Aerotek - Hammond - posted about 12 hours ago
Aerotek is currently supporting in the hiring of multiple CAD drafters in the Harford County, MD area. This is a great opportunity to get your "foo...
Aerotek - Bel Air - posted about 12 hours ago
Aerotek is currently assisting in the hire of a Working Superintendent for a client in the Baltimore area. Manages all field activities on the proj...
Aerotek - Baltimore - posted about 12 hours ago
Currently hiring for qualified machine operators: General Job Description - Read and review daily production schedule - Perform necessary line chec...
Aerotek - Oak Brook - posted about 12 hours ago
Aerotek is currently looking to hire an experienced project engineer for a client in the Baltimore area. This client is a mid-sized general contrac...
Aerotek - Baltimore - posted about 12 hours ago
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