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, smaller and narrower than the Pacific ocean.Know More
The Pacific ocean covers 35 percent of the Earth's surface, and the Atlantic covers only 21 percent. The Pacific ocean is the largest ocean and is almost as large as half of the other oceans combined. It also has the deepest average depth and the point of the lowest elevation on Earth.
The Atlantic ocean receives more fresh water through run-offs than any other ocean. The Amazon, Mississippi, Saint Lawrence and Congo all empty into it.Learn more about Bodies of Water
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 live for many of the smaller ocean animals that would be otherwise unprotected.Full Answer >
All of the world's oceans are completely or partially within the Eastern Hemisphere. The Eastern Hemisphere contains all parts of the world east of the Prime Meridian and west of the International Date Line.Full Answer >
The salts and minerals in the world's oceans and seas are dissolved from rocks on land. Streams and rivers carry the salts to the sea.Full Answer >
The middle of the Caribbean Sea is located at an approximate latitude of 15 degrees north and a longitude of 75 degrees west. Like the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean.Full Answer >