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How the Pacific got its name

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The water has been so calm lately. A few little ripples and once in a while a wave that sorta moves the boat gently. Gary J. Huftile, a structural geologist from University of Technology Queensland, Australia, started telling me how the Pacific got his name. One of our scientists aboard the JR talks about how the Pacific got its name http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNj0z4nwmWQ I didn’t know this story. My family and I always joke that it is the specific ocean but I don’t know where that came from.