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The Ultimate Atlantic Ocean Facts Challenge

Amruta Deshpande Dec 17, 2020
Do you think you know it all about the Atlantic Ocean? Take this challenge and prove it!
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Atlantic Ocean is the second largest ocean in the world covering an area of about 10,64,60,000 sq km (4,11,00,000 sq mi).
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Together all the oceans cover a huge 71% of the Earth’s surface. Atlantic Ocean alone covers about 20% i.e. 1/5th of the Earth’s surface and 29% of its water surface area.
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The word Atlantic originates from Greek mythology meaning Sea of Atlas. Atlas was a titan who had to stand at the end of the Earth and carry the heavens on his shoulders as a punishment from Zeus.
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The Milwaukee Deep in the Puerto Rico Trench is around 27,480 feet deep and the average depth of the Atlantic Ocean is around 11,962 feet.
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The Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) is a mid-ocean ridge located along the floor of the Atlantic Ocean and it is also a part of the longest mountain range in the world.
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Even though Greenland is the largest island in the world, it lies between Atlantic and Arctic Ocean. Great Britain, with an area of 2,09,331 sq km lies entirely in Atlantic Ocean.
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Brazil, the fifth largest country in the world, shares its entire coastline of approximately 7,491 km with the Atlantic Ocean. It also ranks 16th for the longest coastline in the world.
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The Sargasso Sea plays an important role in the migration of  European Eel, American Eel and  American Conger Eel to Europe or Eastern coast of North America.
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The Bermuda Triangle also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is located between Miami, Bermuda and Puerto Rico.
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The Atlantic Ocean is home to a fair share of icebergs which are commonly found in the Davis Strait, Denmark Strait and the Northwestern Atlantic.
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