Atlantic Ocean
Second largest world's ocean
Range Body of water between Africa, Europe, the Southern Ocean, and the Western Hemisphere
Area 76.762 million sq km
Coordinates 0 00 N, 25 00 W
Map References Political Map of the World
Climate Tropical cyclones (hurricanes)
Coastline 111,866 km
Elevation Extremes Lowest point: Milwaukee Deep in the Puerto Rico Trench (-8,605 m)

Highest point: Sea level 0 m

Countries and Territories
Bordering Countries Europe, Africa, South America, Caribbean, Central and North America
The Atlantic Ocean is the 2nd largest and deepest ocean in the world. The Atlantic Ocean includes the Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean Sea.

There are many animals that can be found here including whale sharks, manta rays, and humpback whales.

Reefs in Atlantic Oceans:

  • Bajo Nuevo Bank
  • The Bitches
  • Boscombe Surf Reef
  • Darwin Mounds
  • Dollabarat
  • Florida Middle Grounds
  • Halibut Rock
  • Helen's Reef
  • Minots Ledge
  • North Carr
  • Osborne Reef
  • Penfield Reef
  • Perry Ledge
  • Redbird Reef
  • Sarn Badrig
  • Sarn Gynfelyn
  • Sarn y Bwch
  • Serranilla Bank
  • Shark River Reef
  • Florida Reef
  • Grey's Reef
  • Andros Coral Reef


The Atlantic Ocean is between Africa and South America, and Europe and North America. It goes all the way down to the tip of Africa and up to the southern tip of Greenland. Beaches at the shore of Atlantic Ocean includes Miami Beach and Myrtle Beach


Most hurricanes formation can be seen here. Most come off of Africa and gain strength in Mid-Atlantic. They mostly strike around Gulf of Mexico, or the Eastern Seaboard.

Several Waterspouts are also found offshore of the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf of Mexico. Waterspouts are like tornadoes that form in water.


The Atlantic Ocean is home to several animals. Popular animals include:


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