Thursday, 1 December 2016


The Atlantic ocean occupies about 20% of the earth's total surface area and about 29% of its total water surface. Known for the role it played in world trade and slave trade, the Atlantic seperates the old world of Asia, Africa and Europe from the new world of the Americas. Read more on my research on this great ocean and enjoy the photos.

It covers approximately 20 percent of the Earth's surface, with a total area of about 106,460,000 square kilometres (41,100,000 sq mi), It separates the "Old World" from the "New World". It occupies an elongated, S-shaped basin extending longitudinally between Eurasia and Africa to the East, and North and South America in the West. In the Southeast, it merges into the Indian Ocean.
The Atlantic ocean from Badagry, Lagos

The Atlantic is connected in the North to the Arctic Ocean, to the Southwest to the Pacific Ocean, the Southeast to the Indian Ocean and the South to the Southern Ocean. The Equatorial Counter Current subdivides it into the North Atlantic Ocean and South Atlantic Ocean at about 8°N.

The ocean has been called several other names like: The "Black Atlantic"  for its role in the slave trade in Africa; "The Green Atlantic" for the role it played in Irish migration to the US and the "Red Atlantic" for its role to the Marxian concept and the indigenous Americans.

The Atlantic ocean(behind me) from Acrra, Ghana

The Atlantic is indented by the Baltic Sea, Black Sea, Caribbean Sea, Davis Strait, Denmark Strait, part of the Drake Passage, Gulf of Mexico, Labrador Sea, Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, Norwegian Sea, almost all of the Scotia Sea, and other tributary water bodies.

The Atlantic Ocean played a major role in the slave trade ere. The Atlantic slave trade or transatlantic slave trade took place across the Atlantic Ocean from the 15th through 19th centuries. The vast majority of those who were enslaved and transported to the New World, were West Africans from the central and western parts of the continent who had been sold by other western Africans to western European slave traders.
Atlantic ocean viewed at night. Notice the foaming waves.

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1 comment:

  1. sir don't your get scared visiting all this places and taking all this crazy risks?