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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)

404009 Pacific Ocean Jobs Found

We are a staffing agency in need of an Commercial Insurance Account Manager for 37.5 hour work week - contract position that could go temp to hire....
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BUILDING PERMIT TECHNICIAN An established organization in Beverly Hills, CA is in need of a contract Permit Technician to fill a vacancy within the...
MuniTemps - Municipal Staffing Solutions - CA - Beverly Hills - posted 1 day ago
Assists internal staff, external corporate departments and Health Plans to define project parameters and develop detailed project documentation to ...
DISYS - CA - Long Beach - posted 1 day ago
Must have an ACTIVE SECRET CLEARANCE. Our portfolio features more than 1,000 programs, including helicopters, integrated air and missile defense, l...
Aerotek - Liverpool - posted 1 day ago
Title" Embedded Firmware Engineer This person will act as an Embedded SSD Firmware Engineering Consultant. They must be a domain expert. They will ...
Aerotek - Phoenix - posted 1 day ago
A government organization in San Francisco County, CA is looking for an Administrative Assistant to fill a vacancy within the Finance Department. T...
MuniTemps - Municipal Staffing Solutions - San Francisco - posted 1 day ago
Visual Merchandising Store Lead Job Summary: Works with the Visual Merchandising Manager and relevant business partners to develop and implement th...
StarFurniture - Houston, TX - posted 1 day ago
The Drum Handler is an entry level position where they will be unloading empty drums, loading the conveyor and assisting the Station Operators as n...
Aerotek - Cove - posted 1 day ago
Our client is extremely active for the holidays and currently hiring warehouse associates. All departments have openings! 3rd shifts have a 10pm st...
Aerotek - San Bernardino - posted 1 day ago
Our client is extremely active for the holidays and currently hiring warehouse associates. 2nd and some 3rd shifts available! Start times for 2nd s...
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