Pacific-ocean sentence example
Vasco Nunez, the new commander, entered upon a career of conquest in the neighbourhood of Darien, which ended in the discovery of the Pacific Ocean on the 25th of September 1513.
It was long before another British ship entered the Pacific Ocean.
The leached guanos and phosphatized rocks, which are grouped with them for commercial purposes, have been obtained in great quantities in many islands of the Pacific Ocean (such as Baker, Howland, Jarvis and McKean Islands) between long.
The latter view prevailed and was as a rule held by the Arab geographers of the middle ages, so that until the discovery of America and of the Pacific Ocean the belief was general that the land surface was greater than the water surface, or that at least the two were equal, as Mercator and Varenius held.
The south-western part of the Pacific Ocean has a very rich and diversified submarine relief, abounding in small basins separated by ridges and rises.Advertisement
The former is most picturesquely situated on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
One steadily exercised influence is constantly at work, for the shores bordering the Pacific Ocean are slowly though appreciably rising, while on the side of the Japan Sea a corresponding subsidence is taking place.
The Pacific Ocean consists mainly of one enormous basin bounded on the west by New Zealand and the Tonga, Marshall aid Marianne ridges, on the north by the festoons of islands marking off the North Pacific fringing seas, on the east by the coast of North America and the great Easter Island Rise and on the south by the Antarctic Shelf.
The small penshells are found in the warm waters of the South Pacific Ocean.
Blue mud prevails in large areas of the Pacific Ocean from the Galapagos Islands to Acapulco.Advertisement
The main range of the Rocky Mountains separates that part which is drained west into the'Columbia river and the Pacific Ocean from that which is drained east into the Missouri and Mississippi rivers and the Gulf of Mexico, and from a very small part which is drained north-east into Hudson Bay; the water-parting which in Montana separates the drainage into Hudson Bay from the drainage into the Gulf of Mexico crosses only the north-west region of Teton county.
The area and volume of the Pacific Ocean and its seas, with the mean depths calculated therefrom, are given in the article Ocean.
The peaks or sharp cones in which they Islands Of The Pacific Ocean The above figures give a total land area for the whole region of 69,561 sq.
It was pointed out by Great Britain that this ukase had been the subject of protest both by Great Britain and the United States, and that by treaties similar in their terms, made between Russia and each of the protesting powers, Russia had agreed that their subjects should not be troubled or molested in navigating or fishing in any part of the Pacific Ocean.
The American answer was that the Pacific Ocean did not include Bering Sea.Advertisement
On most of the country west of the 97th meridian and extending to the Pacific Ocean less than 20 in.
Such are the Mediterranean Sea and the Caribbean Sea, connected with the Atlantic Ocean; the Arabian Sea, a division of the Indian Ocean, and the China and Japan Seas of the western Pacific Ocean.
Submarine mountain ranges connect not only the islands within the archipelago, but also the archipelago itself with Borneo and Celebes, so that only shallow channels connect the interior waters with the Pacific Ocean and the China Sea.
Benton of Missouri, and it was in no small measure through Benton's influence with the government that Fremont was enabled to accomplish within the next few years the exploration of much of the territory between the Mississippi Valley and the Pacific Ocean.
See articles under these headings, and Pacific Ocean (section on Islands).Advertisement
Such curved chains are repeated about the Pacific Ocean in the Kurile Islands, the Japanese chain, the Philippines, &c. The general elevation is greatest in the eastern islands and least in the western.
The coast of Colombia faces on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, and is divided by the Isthmus of Panama into two completely separated parts.
It is known that within thirty years after the discovery of the Pacific Ocean the Spaniards had explored the western coasts of the American continent from the isthmus to the vicinity of the forty-second parallel of north latitude, and it is possible that the Spanish pilot Bartolome Ferrelo (or Ferrer), who in 1 543 made the farthest northward voyage in the Pacific recorded in the first half of the 16th century, may have reached a point on the Oregon coast.
The dugong (Halicore) is distributed in different colonies, at present isolated, throughout the Indian Ocean from Arabia to North Australia; while the Rhytina or northern sea-cow was, for some time before its extinction, limited to a single island in the extreme north of the Pacific Ocean.
He proceeded across the Pacific Ocean by way of the Samoan group, which he named the Navigators Islands, the New Hebrides and the Solomon Islands.Advertisement
Bayldon, R.N.R., who made many observations while on voyages through the Pacific Ocean between Australia and the west coast of North America.
To the west another sheet reached at the same time the Pacific Ocean.
The Say and Sele Company secured in 1631 from Robert Rich, earl of Warwick (1587-1658), a quit claim to his interest in the territory lying between the Narragansett river and the Pacific Ocean.
British Columbia is located in the western extremity of Canada bordered by the Pacific Ocean.
Three times the size of Europe, it spanned the Eurasian landmass from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean.
The earthquake occurred as a result of a northward thrust of the Pacific Ocean sea floor beneath the continental landmass of Alaska.
I especially love the huge landmass in the middle of the Pacific ocean.
Away from the inner city, the Pacific Ocean laps up along the coast, whilst mountain vistas overlook the entire scenario.
The Pacific Ocean has one and three-quarter times the E area of the Atlantic - the next largest division of the hydrosphere - and has more than double its volume of water.
The island remains a strategic location in the North Pacific Ocean and serves as an emergency landing location for transpacific flights.
All along Pacific Coast Highway you will find restaurants that look out over the Pacific Ocean.
Cruising at sunset on the Pacific Ocean is a romantic option any couple with sea legs will love.
Cruisers will be able to tour Hilo, Honolulu and Lahaina during the two-month long voyage across the Pacific Ocean.
Most cruises combine dinner or drinks with stunning views of a Hawaiian sunset, all while floating on the gentle swells of the Pacific Ocean.
Alaska's famed Inside Passage is a stunning narrow waterway nestled between towering mountains, quaint waterfront communities, and the Pacific Ocean.
You can also visit the "Blow Hole" nearby, which is a waterspout in the Pacific Ocean you can see from the coastline.
Many of the vegetable sources included in Orijen's formulas are gathered from alternative sources such as the Pacific Ocean.
Far Cry for the PC is a single player, first-person action shooter where you play Jack Carver, a guy who was hired to transport a woman around the Pacific Ocean.
The "Mer" stands for the sea, which in this case refers to the Pacific Ocean that brings a fog and cool breeze to the vinyards, "Soleil" is the sunshine that brings the grapes to maturity.
The vinyards are located int he Santa Lucia Highlands and often get a cool morning fog and afternoon winds that blow in from the Pacific Ocean.
Keep heading west on Highway 46 and you hit the Pacific Ocean at Cambria.
Nehalem Bay State Park is a serene waterfront campground that provides visitors with easy access to both its namesake bay and the Pacific Ocean.
These trendy maternity jeans feature a versatile Pacific Ocean wash with light fading.
Two blocks away lies the Pacific Ocean and Ocean Beach, which is a perfect place for a morning or afternoon stroll in the sand.
Specifically, the Golden Gate rises above the place where the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay come together.
The private events are hosted in the Terrace Room, which overlooks Seal Rock, the coastline and Ocean Beach, and the Pacific Ocean.
From the most basic of tops to full-bodied suits perfect for a day spent in freezing Pacific Ocean waters, Roxy Swimwear knows what you need and how to provide it.
Instead, he found love with a girl named Meta, and the two spent years sailing the South Pacific Ocean.
Families can spend the entire day at Hawaii's beaches for free while soaking up the sun, enjoying powder-soft sand, island breezes and miles of unspoiled views of the Pacific Ocean.
Jade focused on another part of the ocean, Challenger Deep, the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean.
Flowing into the Pacific Ocean on the east coast there are some fine rivers, but the majority have short and rapid courses.
The picturesque Bureya Mountains above the Amur, the forest-clad Sikhota-alin on the Pacific, and the volcanic chains of Kamchatka belong, however, to quite another orographical construction, being the border-ridges of the terraces by which the great plateau formation descends to the depths of the Pacific Ocean.
His opportunities of becoming acquainted with birds were hardly inferior to Brisson's, for during Latham's long lifetime there poured in upon him countless new discoveries from all parts of the world, but especially from the newly-explored shores of Australia and the islands of the Pacific Ocean.
Up to this time the English had based their claim to the same territory on the discovery of the Atlantic Coast by the Cabots and upon the Virginia, Massachusetts and Connecticut charters under which these colonies extended westward to the Pacific Ocean.
Over this line passes an enormous trade from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean - the railway with its "Empress" steamers on the Pacific and also on the Atlantic Ocean claiming to have as its termini Liverpool and Yokohama.
In 1893 Stevenson published the important Scottish romance of .Catriona., written as a sequel to Kidnapped, and the three tales illustrative of Pacific Ocean character, Island Nights' Entertainments.
His body was carried next day by sixty sturdy Samoans, who acknowledged Stevenson as their chief, to the summit of the precipitous peak of Vaea, where he had wished to be buried, and where they left him to rest for ever with the Pacific Ocean at his feet.