I grew up in California near what is now known as "Silicon Valley"! Actually I grew up at Stanford University: Here is a picture!
I have done a lot of travelling; both in California and in the Caribbean.
My interests and hobbies include (computers); art, travelling and the oceans. I hope to combine these interests in order to make an informative collection of pages:
California is on the Pacific Coast, while the Caribbean is on the Atlantic Coast.
The following Table illustrates some of the differences between the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans:
|ATLANTIC OCEAN||PACIFIC OCEAN|
|BOUNDARIES||North and South America in the Western Hemisphere, and by Europe and Africa in the Eastern Hemisphere||American Continent, Asia and Australia|
|SIZE||31,530,000 square miles||70,000,000 square miles (The Largest Ocean in the world!)|
|DEPTH||30,246 feet||35,433 feet|
I spent several years in the West Indies (The Carribean). Most of my time was spent on the small island of Carriacou.Here is a picture of Carriacou... (It only had THREE palm trees !)
For more on Carriacou and the West Indies More INfo:-)
I spent my senior year of high school on Carriacou. Almost all of our courses involved snorkelling and S.C.U.B.A. diving.
The underwater scenery was spectacular!; every color of fish and sealife imaginable...Many species of fish, coral, and other forms of sea-life existed on the CoralReefs surrounding Carriacou.
Our examinations consisted mainly of identifying the wide variety of aquatic life...Most of our time was spent under water trying to avoid being questioned by the instructor!
For more information on underwater life click HERE
Although I did spend a few years in the West Indies, most of my life was spent in California.As mentioned, I grew up in "Silicon Valley" (Stanford University).Much of my time was spent south about 40 miles, in Carmel, and Big Sur.To read about and see pictorial representations of that area:
As already mentioned, The sea life in many respects is very different between the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans.
There is more information on the life in the Atlantic, and the Pacific oceans, and you can find the relative links at the bottom of this page.
|Back to top||To West Indies||To California aquatic life||To Scenic Big Sur||For more info on S.C.U.B.A.||For more on Tide pools||For a bit of Java|
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