EXPLORE: Earth's Oceans
1 Ocean Overview
Animated map showing the world's oceans. Courtesy of Wikimedia.
The average depth of the ocean is 4, 267 meters (14,000 feet). The deepest part of the ocean is located in the western Pacific and is part of the Mariana Trench. This deep part of the ocean is called Challenger Deep. Here the ocean is 11,030 meters (36,200 feet) deep.
The following video provides an overview of the world's oceans. It explores the biodiversity of the world's oceans and seafloor topography. It introduces the concepts of ocean pollution and the overuse of ocean resources, and describes the impacts of human activities on ocean ecosystems.