Pacific Ocean: Misc

Advertisements
  
  
  
  
  

Did you know ...


More interesting facts on Pacific Ocean

Include this on your site/blog:

Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

The Pacific Ocean was an Earth ocean that bordered North America, South America, Asia, and Australia.

The island of Salutua was located in the Pacific. (MA: The Eye of the Giant)

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has a more detailed and comprehensive article on

This article uses material from the "Pacific Ocean" article on the Dr Who wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Memory-beta

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

Memory Beta, the wiki for licensed Star Trek content.

The Pacific Ocean was the largest ocean located on the planet Earth, covering a third of its surface area.

Contents

Geography

Many islands and continents have shores on the Pacific, including Midway Island and Wake Island. The International Date Line is also located crossing this ocean. (TOS episode: "The Cage")

The Mayabi Fault ran along the floor of the South Pacific Ocean. (TOS novel: Strangers from the Sky)

The islands that compose the nation-state of Hawaii, including Kauai, are located in the Pacific. Kauai's Ka'a Beach was one of many beautiful shores of the Pacific. (TOS novel: Vulcan's Glory)

Gravett Island was located in the Pacific Ocean, and was noted as one of the few areas of Earth that had not been explored by Humans by the end of the 21st century. (TNG movie, novelization & comic adaptation: Star Trek: First Contact)

History

In 1937, pilot Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during an attempt to circumnavigate the Earth. Unknown at the time, Earhart, Noonan and six other humans, were abducted by an alien race known as the Briori and transported to the Delta Quadrant. (VOY episode: "The 37's")

In 2047, a Vulcan scoutship crash-landed in the southern part of the Pacific at a kelp agriculture platform. (TOS novel: Strangers from the Sky)

The Hermosa Earthquake of 2047 struck Southern California, the entire region, including the city of Los Angeles, sank into the Pacific Ocean to a depth of 200 meters, becoming one of Earth's largest coral reefs and home to thousands of different marine species. (VOY episode: "Future's End")

20th century-era maps of the northern hemisphere Pacific region were stored in the USS Enterprise library computer in 2254. One map depicted the east coast of Asia's USSR nation and Alaska on the west coast of North America. Another map depicted the globe from the point of view of the Arctic Circle, showing the same region. These maps were among the materials viewed by the Talosians when they scanned the Enterprise computer. (TOS episode: "The Cage")

In the Julian Bashir, Secret Agent holoprogram, an island in the South Pacific received several messages from Istanbul that were intercepted by the Americans. (DS9 episode: "Change of Heart")

Advertisements

Alternate timeline

In an alternate 1944, Alicia Travers's husband was serving aboard a destroyer in the Pacific. The ocean itself was pictured on the map of the United States of America that showed the progress of the Nazi's campaign on the American continent. It was described there as Pazifisches Meer. (ENT episode: "Storm Front")

Appendices

This article or section is incomplete
This article is marked as lacking essential detail, and needs attention. Information regarding expansion requirements may be found on the article's talk page. Feel free to edit this page to assist with this expansion.

External links


This article uses material from the "Pacific Ocean" article on the Memory-beta wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

DC Comics

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From DC Database

Location Template Location Template
Pacific Ocean

[[Image:|200px|center|Pacific Ocean]]
Official Name
Pacific Ocean
Planet

Characteristics
Dimensions
169.2 million square kilometres (65.3 million square miles)

First appearance

Unknown

Contents

History

The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth's oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic in the north to Antarctica in the south, bounded by Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east.

During World War II, the Pacific Ocean was one of the key settings for major naval battles between Allied forces and the Empire of Japan. One of the unsung heroes who navigated the oceans during this time was Captain William Storm in his PT-47 submarine.

The Pacific Ocean was also the scene of a major international incident involving Nato, Aquaman and the forces of Kobra. Kobra's agents kidnapped foreign dignitaries in order to determine the location of the sunken freighter The Bellerophon. The ship was discovered by the Fisherman in the Mariana Trench. [1]

Points of Interest

Mariana Trench
The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the world's oceans, and the deepest location on the surface of the Earth's crust. It has a maximum depth of about 10.9 km (6.77 mi), and is located in the western North Pacific Ocean, to the east and south of the Mariana Islands, near Guam.

Residents

Fish and stuff

See Also

This article is a location stub.

You can help The DC Database Project by editing its content. We have prepared templates as a guide to page creation. Please consider using the location template for this particular page.

This article should include as much of the following information as possible:
A high quality picture, the location's official name, containing location. (i.e. New York City is located in the United States of America), status of location (i.e. Abandoned, Active or Destroyed), a point-form list of major events at that location, first appearance, a detailed history and any other known information.

This article likely contains little information and may also be inaccurate or out-of-date. If this page contains information not relevant to The DC Database Project, please contact an administrator with any concerns.
This template will categorize articles that include it into Category:Locations, Category:Article Request and Category:Location Stubs.


This article uses material from the "Pacific Ocean" article on the DC Comics wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Lostpedia

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
(Redirected to Ocean article)

From Lostpedia

The ocean is a major location on Lost, and is almost always seen in the background in scenes on the beach camp, which it obviously borders. Much like the jungle, the ocean is a place of mystery and danger, and generally serves as a catalyst for plot points throughout the show.

The Ocean as a Travel Medium

The submarine used by the Others

The Others had long used a submarine to travel from the outside world to the island. ("The Man Behind the Curtain"), while they also used smaller motorboats to travel from the Hydra island to the main island. ("Stranger in a Strange Land")

Having been given a sailboat by Libby in order to sail around the world in a race, Desmond attempted to sail across the Pacific ocean, but in a horrific storm, was shipwrecked on the Island. Unbeknownst to him, Kelvin Inman, his partner on the island, had salvaged the wreckage of the ship, and over the course of three years, attempted to repair it to seaworthy condition. However, on Desmond's discovery of this, he attacked Kelvin for his deception, and accidentally killed him. ("Live Together, Die Alone")

The ocean was initially seen as a means for escape by the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815. Michael Dawson was the first to truly take adavantage of the ocean as a potential means of travel, building a raft. He, his son Walt, Jin, and Sawyer set off on the raft. After half a day of traveling, they were intercepted by the Others in a more advanced motorboat; the Others then destroyed the raft and kidnapped Walt. ("Exodus, Part 2")

The Elizabeth

Upon being discovered by the survivors, the previously hidden Desmond fled to his boat at the cove, sailing off but was unsuccessful in leaving the island, eventually ending up right back where he started, causing him to claim that he was stuck in a "bloody snowglobe." Sun, Jin, and Sayid then used the boat to travel around the coast of the island to meet Jack, discovering several odd sights, including a four-toed statue. ("Live Together, Die Alone") The boat was later captured by Colleen and the Others. ("The Glass Ballerina")

After making a deal with Ben Linus and the Others, Michael and Walt were able to leave the island in a motorboat, making it back to civilization. ("Live Together, Die Alone") However, Michael, after being convinved by the Others, returned to the island on the freighter Kahana, which was captained by Gault. ("Meet Kevin Johnson") Sayid ferried people back and forth from the freighter to the island several times using a Zodiac raft. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 1") The Kahana was stationed several miles offshore for the near entirity of season four before being destroyed as a result of Martin Keamy's death at the hands of Ben Linus. ("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3")

The Searcher finds the life raft ("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3")

The Oceanic 6, Frank Lapidus, and Desmond managed to escape in a helicopter immediately before the freighter exploded, however it soon ran out of fuel and they were forced to crash land in the ocean. Using a life raft, they managed to drift for a day until they were discovered by Penelope Widmore's boat, the Searcher. The Oceanic 6 then used a life raft to travel to Indonesia in order to build an alibi for their story. ("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3")

The remaining survivors on the island later found a canoe, which they attempted to use in an effort to sail around the cape of the island and make it to The Orchid. However, while paddling, they were attacked by a group of people pursuing them in another canoe. Several shots were fired, though no one was killed. ("The Little Prince")

The Ocean and Death

Sawyer on the open sea. ("Adrift")

The ocean is a main place for death on the show, because of the danger of drowning. Many characters have drowned or had near misses with drowning. Several passengers of Oceanic Flight 815's tail section drowned when their plane became submerged in the water. ("The Other 48 Days") Soon after the crash, on the beach camp, Joanna Miller was swept out to sea by a riptide, and drowned. Boone Carlyle, in an attempt to save her, swam out into the ocean as well, and was saved just in time by Jack, who brought him to shore. ("White Rabbit") The ocean was also used as cover by Ethan Rom to sneak into the camp and murder Scott Jackson. ("Homecoming") After being attacked by the Others while on their raft, Sawyer and Michael both almost drowned and were nearly attacked by sharks while adrift on the open sea. ("Adrift")

Charlie drowns. ("Through the Looking Glass")

A month afterward, Claire nearly drowns when she is caught in a riptide, but is saved by Desmond, which he reveals he did to save Charlie, who he had prophesized would drown trying to save Claire. ("Flashes Before Your Eyes") In another one of Demsond's flashes, he saw Charlie being battered to death against rocks on the coast by the ocean. ("Par Avion") Finally, Charlie and Desmond swam down to the underwater Looking Glass station in order to deactivate the jamming mechanism in the station. During the course of this operation, Mikhail Bakunin committed suicide in order to blast open a porthole in the station, successfully drowning Charlie Pace. ("Through the Looking Glass")

The freighter explodes. ("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3")

When the Kahana arrived offshore of the island, many deaths resulted on the ocean. In an unsuccessfull attempt to reach the island Brandon was killed by becoming unstuck in time, and George Minkowski died of the same cause soon after. ("The Constant") Regina, suffering from a heightened case of cabin fever, committed suicide by wrapping herself in chains and throwing herself into the ocean, drowning herself. ("Ji Yeon") Soon afterwards Martin Keamy threw Ray in the ocean after killing him, ("Cabin Fever"), whose body later washed up on the shore of the beach camp. ("The Shape of Things to Come"). The Kahana later exploded, sinking into the ocean and claiming many lives. ("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3")

Trivia

  • The survivors were passengers on Oceanic Flight 815.

This article uses material from the "Ocean" article on the Lostpedia wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Marvel Database

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Marvel Database

Location Template Location Template
Pacific Ocean

[[File:|200px|center|Pacific Ocean]]
Official Name
Pacific Ocean
Location Details
Universe

Galaxy

Star System

Planet

First appearance

Unknown

Contents

History

History of location is unknown.

Notes

  • No special notes.

Trivia

  • No trivia.

See Also

Links and References

  • None.

This article uses material from the "Pacific Ocean" article on the Marvel Database wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

The Star Trek Expanded Universe Database is for fanon and related content. See Memory-Alpha.org for the canon Star Trek wiki.

The Pacific Ocean is the largest body of water on Earth, covering a third of the Earth and takes up more surface area than all Earth's continents combined.

The Pacific Ocean has over 25,000 islands located in it.

The ocean is split into the North Pacific Ocean and South Pacific Ocean based on the equator. Australia and New Zealand are some of the nation-states located in the South Pacific Ocean.

San Francisco was a city located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture, et al)

Several major battles of World War II were fought in the Pacific Ocean.

In 2047, the Hermosa Earthquake saw a large part of the Californian coast sink into the Pacific Ocean, including Los Angeles. (VOY: "Future's End")

After travelling back in time from 2373 to 2063 and losing against the encroaching Borg aboard their ship, USS Enterprise-E personnel were ordered to abandon ship and rendezvous at Gravett Island in the Pacific Ocean. (Star Trek: First Contact)

This island is fictitious.

Michael Owens's mother was a 24th century oceanographer, and Owens would accompany her on some of her missions. One mission he accompanied her on was to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. In another research mission, his mother was accidentally killed at a research station in the same ocean. (The Star Eagle Adventures)

Ships named for the Pacific Ocean or nation-states in the Pacific include:

External links


This article uses material from the "Pacific Ocean" article on the ST Expanded wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message