Ecosystem Reference
Ecosystem Atlantic Ocean
Type Sea/Bay/Gulf
Salinity saltwater
Other Names
Location
FAO areas 27 Or 21 Or 31 Or 34 Or 41 Or 47 Or 48, i.e., excluding the Mediterranean. 90° N 70° S - 97° W 20° E
Location Map
Size Ref
River Length Area 82217000 km2 Drainage Area 69000000
Depth
Average Depth 3600 m Max Depth 9220 m Ref 6232
Temperature
Surface 25.0 °C Map11.gif
100 Meters Depth 20.0 °C Map12.gif
Description Commonly divided in North Atlantic (36 Mio sq km) and South Atlantic (26 Mio sq km). The greatest breadth in the North is 7,200 km (Morocco - Florida) and 9,600 km (Guinea - Brazil) in the South. Puerto Rico Trench is greatest depth.Shelf 27.9 %, Rises 33.3 %, Deep 38.1 %, Islands 0.7 % of total area.
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Total
SeaLifeBase Literature
Species Families Species Families Reference
17112 1855
Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. on 11.24.93
Modified by Huang, Bonnie on 07.03.20
Checked by on 06.07.12
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