Although temperatures vary across both oceans, the Atlantic ocean is warmer on average, sometimes by as much as 16 degrees Fahrenheit at a given latitude. This is due to a number of factors, such as it being shallower, s... More »

Plants that live in the Pacific Ocean include algae, phytoplankton, diatoms, kelp, dinoflagellates and seagrass as well as coral reefs. The Pacific Ocean has an expansive coral reef structure that provides a place to liv... More »

The Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean meet at Cape Horn, the southernmost tip of South America. Cape Horn is located in the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego in Chile, and its face is a massive 1,391-foot rock. More »

The original four oceans are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Arctic; however, the International Hydrographic Organization recognized the Southern Ocean as the fifth ocean on Earth in the spring of 2000. More »

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The Atlantic coastal plain is on the East Coast of the United States, stretching from Florida all the way north to the Hudson river in New York. This coastal plain passes through Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North C... More »

The Atlantic Ocean spans approximately 41,500,000 square miles and is the second largest ocean in the world. It covers roughly 20 percent of the Earth’s surface and is slightly more than half as large as the Pacific Ocea... More »

The global ocean system has five main divisions: the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, the Arctic and the Southern oceans. Each area is loosely defined by the dimensions of its basins and the continental landmasses that... More »