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The Pacific of the Holocene is the largest ocean, and is the last 'remnant' of the great Panthalassic ocean that surrounded Pangaea. But 60 million years in the future, the Pacific is the second smallest of the four major ocean basins that exist at the time, with the expansion of the Atlantic and Southern oceans being mirrored by contraction in the Pacific. Like today, the ocean is dotted with islands, some of significant size. Antarctica, South America and east Eurasia have a coastline on the pacific. Much of the Pacific ocean lies in the Northern Hemisphere at this time.
Pacific Volcanic IslandsEdit
Like it is in the Holocene, the Pacific ocean is dotted with volcanoes, many of which form island chains similar to Hawaii.
The Pacific coast along what was once North America and parts of Eurasia, is quite different from the rest of the ocean.
The modern Drake Passage is the deep sea separating the continents of South America and Antarctica. With the northward movement of Antarctica into the former South Pacific area, the passage got slightly wider, and moved into the tropics. Because of the significant differences in the temperature of the Pacific and Southern oceans, some of the most violent storms in earths history occur here.