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Interesting facts about the Atlantic

 

Interesting facts about the Atlantic   If the ocean can talk, what tales will you tell us! From famous pirates to treasures on the bottom of the ocean, everything in between    The ocean is full of extraordinary facts! Of the five major oceans, the Atlantic Ocean is the world's second largest.    The name "Atlantic" originated from the famous island of Atlantis, according to Plato, a famous Greek writer. You will impress your friends and family with interesting facts about the Atlantic as you explore the wonderful trivia below!



Interesting facts about the Atlantic


If the ocean can talk, what tales will you tell us! From famous pirates to treasures on the bottom of the ocean, everything in between


The ocean is full of extraordinary facts! Of the five major oceans, the Atlantic Ocean is the world's second largest.


The name "Atlantic" originated from the famous island of Atlantis, according to Plato, a famous Greek writer. You will impress your friends and family with interesting facts about the Atlantic as you explore the wonderful trivia below!


The Atlantic Ocean is 31,660,446 miles wide.


Located seventy miles north of Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Trench is the deepest part of the ocean. ​The trench or slide on the seabed extends about 1,100 miles to the east.


The Atlantic Ocean was the first ocean crossed by a plane and a ship.

In 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic.


A huge underwater mountain chain called Mid Atlantic Ridge, extends south of Iceland about ten thousand miles away. It separates the Atlantic Ocean from north to south and is broader than the Andes.


Greenland is located in the north where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Arctic Ocean. It is the largest island in the ocean and most of the island is covered by ice. Sometimes, icebergs break and move through the water.



The world's largest ship during the early 19th century was the famous Titanic.


  1. Shipbuilders claimed to be "unsustainable"
  2. But in 1812, on her first trip to America
  3. The Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean after hitting an iceberg.


Compared to the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean is saltier.


Tiger Shark, the most dangerous after the great white shark, is located only in the Atlantic Ocean.


The Great Atlantic Shark weighs about four tons and is the second largest fish in the world. There are about 450,000.


About five or twenty-one percent of the Earth's surface consists of the Atlantic Ocean. The largest part of the ocean is between Mexico and Spain.


In the 1850s, the Cunard Cruise Line developed a line of ships and began transatlantic passenger transport. They established the first World Voyage Cruises.


 Today's Cunard itinerary offers luxury holidays to the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Europe.


The Concorde, carrying up to a hundred passengers, was the first supersonic flight to cross the Atlantic Ocean at twice the speed of sound. It took less than four hours to cross the Atlantic Ocean.


The most mysterious area of the ocean is known as the Bermuda Triangle. 


The triangle points are located off the southeastern coast of the United States on the island of Bermuda, San Juan Puerto Rico and Miami, Florida.


It occupies a space of around 500,000 square miles in the Atlantic Ocean. Mysteries began in 1945, when a group of American fighter jets disappeared.


Since then, there have been many unjustified disappearances of ships, persons and aircraft. Mysteries are still under discussion.


The Atlantic Ocean is home to the world's second largest coral barrier off the coast of Mexico. It's called Cancun Reef.


  • The highest tide occurs in the world
  • It's about 50 feet tall, in Fendi Bay, Canada.
  • The Gulf is located on Canada's eastern coast and runs from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia.
  • The ocean bay has an area of one hundred and seventy miles.


A quarter of the world's fish are caught in the Atlantic Ocean.


  • The ocean borders the western side of Namibia, in South Africa.
  • This is a desert area where most of the world's diamonds are found.
  • Most diamond mining operations today take place abroad because the supply near the coast has been exhausted.


From 1716 to 1718


The Blackbeard pirate and his crew sailed the Atlantic Ocean to terrorize other seafarers. Along the Carolina coast's outer banks, he was widely known.


He was known as a ruthless monster and was killed in 1718 on the island of Ocracoke. His head was connected to the ship's arch. As legend goes, Blackbeard left a large treasure buried along the Carolina coast, but was never found.


In the middle of the ocean, near the West Indies, there is the Sargasso Sea."Floating desert" is another name for it.


The water is very quiet and full of seaweed. The water moves in the direction of clockwise circulation, contains very high levels of salt, is very clear and very blue. One of the strangest things is that snakes are attracted to this area and come from everywhere to mate and lay their eggs.


I hope you enjoyed the interesting facts about the Atlantic as much as I do. I'm sure next time you're near the ocean, especially the Atlantic, some of these facts will come to your mind!






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