The indian ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering 70,560,000 km 2 (27,240,000 sq mi) (approximately 20% of the water on the earth's surface) it is bounded by asia on the north, on the west by africa, on the east by australia, and on the south by the southern ocean or, depending on definition, by antarctica it is named after india. The southern ocean encompasses the waters around antarctica and below the pacific, atlantic and indian oceans the pacific ocean is the largest of the five oceans and also contains the deepest point on earth, the mariana trench. Atlantic ocean facts for kids the atlantic is the second biggest ocean in the world and is between the continents of america and europe and africa the atlantic ocean is about half the size of the pacific ocean and covers roughly 20% of the earth's surface.
The antarctic ocean is connected to the atlantic, indian, and pacific oceans note: some textbooks do not recognize the southern ocean as an ocean those books consider the southern ocean to be merely a part of the atlantic, indian, and pacific oceans. The indian ocean: crossroads of the world july 8, the pacific, the atlantic, and the indian ocean (some geographers count the circumferential ocean around antarctica as a separate “southern ocean” and the northernmost arms of the atlantic and pacific as a separate “arctic ocean”, but we’ll just consider the big three for now). The indian ocean is connected with the pacific ocean by passages through the malay archipelago and between australia and antarctica and with the atlantic ocean by the expanse between africa and antarctica and by the suez canal. The principal divisions (in descending order of area) are the: pacific ocean, atlantic ocean, indian ocean, southern (antarctic) ocean, and arctic ocean smaller regions of the oceans are called seas , gulfs , bays , straits , and other names.
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 22% percent of the earth's surface and about twenty-six percent of its water surface area. The indian ocean's calm surface allows for its trade routes to open up earlier in the year than the atlantic and pacific oceans, with many indian ocean states exporting raw materials such as silk. The sst anomalies for the mixed atlantic-pacific and the indian-pacific data sets are compared to the sst anomalies for the adjoining ocean data sets in figures 16 and 17 the southeastern pacific is the likely cause of the wide variations in mixed atlantic-pacific data. Cape of good hope: where the atlantic ocean meets the indian ocean - see 6,410 traveler reviews, 4,212 candid photos, and great deals for table mountain national park, south africa, at tripadvisor. Indian ocean, body of salt water covering approximately one-fifth of the total ocean area of the world it is the smallest, geologically youngest, and physically most complex of the world’s three major oceans.
Atlantic ocean is connected to the arctic ocean in the north side, pacific ocean in the south west and indian ocean in the south east and southern ocean in the far south early greeks believed atlantic ocean as a river that encircles the world. Africa is generally considered to divide the atlantic and indian oceans as you round the cape of good hope you transition from one to the other. In south africa, many say the indian and atlantic oceans meet at cape point, but lesser-known cape agulhas, about 150 miles away, wants to turn the tide.
What are the seven seas the seven seas include the arctic, north atlantic, south atlantic, north pacific, south pacific, indian, and southern oceans the exact origin of the phrase 'seven seas' is uncertain, although there are references in ancient literature that date back thousands of years. The indian ocean is the world’s third largest ocean and covers 20% of the earth’s surface, after the pacific and the atlantic oceans in size the indian ocean is comparable with roughly 55 times the size of the usa. Southern, or antarctic, ocean: the southern ocean was designated from parts of the atlantic, pacific and indian oceans in 2000 by the international hydrographic organization this is the fourth largest ocean and surrounds antarctica.
Ocean grootbos is positioned just inland from walker bay which is a whale watching mecca, a five minute drive from gansbaai that is teeming with great white sharks and cape agulhas which is the. Indian ocean, an ocean lying south of asia, west of australia, north of antarctica, and east of africaone-fourth of the world's people live in countries touching this ocean the atlantic is bounded on the east by europe and africa, and on the west by the americas to the north, it merges with the arctic ocean to the south, it extends to antarctica. List of countries bordering on two or more oceans this is a list of countries which border two or more oceans , including both sovereign states and dependencies , provided the same contiguous territory borders on more than one of the five named oceans, the pacific , atlantic , indian , southern , and arctic [1. The north atlantic ocean gyre always flows in a steady, clockwise path around the north atlantic ocean some gyres experience seasonal variation, however the indian ocean gyre is a complex system of many currents extending from the eastern coast of africa to the western coast of australia.
As with the black atlantic, no single model or experience holds for the forced or free african migrants throughout the indian ocean and like the atlantic diaspora, the indian ocean diaspora involved mass migration, albeit with a different pace and intensity. The largest contribution to the anomaly comes from the east pacific (245 percent of average), followed by the west pacific (124 percent of average) — the atlantic and indian oceans are both. Islam, africa, and the indian ocean world the african diaspora (the free and forced migration of africans and their descendants) in the indian ocean world precedes that of the atlantic world by over one thousand years.