The Pacific Ocean, with some tribals referring to it as the Great Salt Water, is the worlds largest and deepest ocean, formed 750 million years ago with the breakup of the super-continent Rodinia. It divides the Americas from Asia and Australia.
By January of 2073, one of the last known pockets of oil was discovered 175 miles off the coast of California. After sabotaging a Chinese attempt, the Enclave successfully constructed an oil rig directly over this oil. This would eventually become their main base after the bombs fell.
The nuclear reactor in the platform created significant levels of pollution in the surrounding ocean water. This nuclear waste was carried along with the currents, causing devastating ecological damage to the coast of Mexico.
The Pacific Ocean is a vast body of water, stretching from the western coast of North and South America to the eastern coast of Asia.
The water is brown along the coast but clears up a few miles away from land.