The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest in the world (behind the Pacific, of course) and covers 41.1 million square miles(106.4 million square kilometres), or roughly 1/5th of the earth's surface.
Beachgoers enjoying the day at Fernandina Beach, FL
The average depths of the Atlantic, with its adjacent seas, is 3,339 meters (10,936 ft); without them it is 3,926 metres (12,881 ft). The greatest depth, 8,605 metres (28,232 ft), is in the Puerto Rico Trench (specifically known as the Milwaukee Deep). The Atlantic is also the saltiest of the world's oceans.
Night falls on palms and grasses next to the Atlantic at Neptune Beach, FL near Jacksonville.
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