The Arctic Ocean is the world’s smallest ocean and has an area of around 5,427,000. It extends between Asia, Europe, and North America. Most of the waters of Arctic Ocean exist north of the Arctic Circle.
Throughout the year the Arctic Ocean is covered by a polar icepack that is around ten feet and three meters thick. Whenever the Earth’s climate changes the icepacks tend to melt.
It is the shallowest of all Global Oceans.
|Marine||Marine Habitats • Aquariums • Global Oceans • Ocean Weather
|Vertebrate||Fishes • Mammals • Reptiles • Amphibians • Cartilaginous Fishes • Sharks
|Invertebrate||Arthropod • Mollusca • Echinoderms • Cnidaria
|Conservation Status||Critically Endangered • Endangered • Near Threatened • Vulnerable • Least Concern • Data Deficient • Not Evaluated|