Arctic Ocean
Smallest world's ocean
Range Body of water between Europe, Asia, and North America, mostly north of the Arctic Circle
Area 14.056 million sq km
Coordinates 90 00 N, 0 00 E
Map References Arctic Region
Coastline 45,389 km
Elevation Extremes Lowest point: Fram Basin (-4,665 m)

Highest point: sea level 0 m

Countries and Territories

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.



Exploring Oceans Arctic

Exploring Oceans Arctic

Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated