What is Atlantic Ocean?

  • (noun): The 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east.
    Synonyms: Atlantic

Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions. With a total area of about 106,400,000 square kilometres (41,100,000 sq mi), it covers approximately 20 percent of the Earth's surface and about 29 percent of its water surface area. The first part of its name refers to Atlas of Greek mythology, making the Atlantic the "Sea of Atlas".

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Core Sound
... of North Carolina, located west of the Atlantic Ocean and north of Bogue Sound ... Hatteras Ocracoke Portsmouth Waterways Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway Currituck Sound Albemarle Sound Croatan Sound Roanoke Sound Oregon Inlet Pamlico Sound Hatteras Inlet Onslow Bay ... Carteret County Onslow County Towns/Cities Beaufort Morehead City Atlantic Beach Pine Knoll Shores Salter Path Indian Beach Emerald Isle Cape Carteret Cedar Point Swansboro ...
Salvatore Ruggiero - Death
... Then, from over the Atlantic Ocean, Day radioed the Jacksonville, Florida air traffic control center requesting landing status ... At noon, the crew of a fishing boat spotted a huge water geyser on the surface of the Atlantic, twelve miles southeast of Savannah, Georgia ... surface, scattered over seventy-five feet of the ocean floor ...
List Of Islands Of Newfoundland And Labrador - List of Islands
47.27972 -55.90056 (Brunette Island) Bull, Cow and Calf Atlantic Ocean 46°46′33″N 54°05′56″W / 46.77583°N 54.09889°W / 46.77583 -54.09889 (Bull. 53.68388°W / 49.01842 -53.68388 (Silver Fox Island) South Aulatsivik Atlantic Ocean 56°45′51″N 61°30′59″W / 56.76417°N 61.51639°W / 56.76417 -61.51639 (South ...
List Of Islands By Population Density - Most Densely Populated Islands (over 1,000 People Per Km²)
33.93889°E / -0.88306 33.93889 4 Fadiouth Senegal Atlantic Ocean 9,000 (2007) 0.15 60,000 14°9′9″N 16°49′24″W / 14.15250°N 16.82333°W / 14.15250 -16.82333 5 Malé Maldives Indian Ocean 92,555. 499 3,716 39 Yeouido South Korea 31,000 (2006) 8.4 3,700 40 Long Beach Barrier Island United States Atlantic Ocean, Reynolds Channel 39,282 (2010) 11.7 3,350 40°35′17″N 73°41 ...
Congo Kinshasa - Geography
... Africa and is bounded by (clockwise from the southwest) Angola, the South Atlantic Ocean, the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi ... vast, low-lying central basin of the river, which slopes toward the Atlantic Ocean in the west ... canyons (collectively known as the Livingstone Falls), and then running past Boma into the Atlantic Ocean ...

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    The Atlantic Ocean was something then.
    John Guare (b. 1938)

    A hermitage in the forest is the refuge of the narrow-minded misanthrope; a hammock on the ocean is the asylum for the generous distressed.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    In clear weather the laziest may look across the Bay as far as Plymouth at a glance, or over the Atlantic as far as human vision reaches, merely raising his eyelids; or if he is too lazy to look after all, he can hardly help hearing the ceaseless dash and roar of the breakers. The restless ocean may at any moment cast up a whale or a wrecked vessel at your feet. All the reporters in the world, the most rapid stenographers, could not report the news it brings.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)