Wednesday, April 30, 2008

ABC Wednesday: "O" is for Ocean

A bit of a cop out for ABC Wednesday this week with an easy answer to something starting with "O" - but I've been busy, so I have an excuse (not the least of which being a problem with my car involving Oil...)
But ocean we have in Florida - namely the Atlantic Ocean.

Waves gently lapping onto shore in New Smyrna Beach, FL

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.

Find other ABC Wednesday posts by visiting the one who started it all: Mrs Nesbitt's Place

17 comments:

ellen b. said...

The Ocean is a great choice for O! your shots are great...hope everything works out ok with the oil..

dot said...

I'd rather see the ocean than oil! Nice shots. I can't figure New Smyrna out tho. I can't remember seeing dunes like that out in the water.

Neva said...

I love your ocean shot!!!
Your lucky!
Mine are up ..
Neva 1
neva2

Josie said...

Oh, beautiful! I want to go there and play in the water.

Goodness!

Ida said...

Beautiful pictures of the ocean.
I love the last one.
Nice atmosphere. :)

Ida

Blue said...

O for Ocean is fine with me.
I enjoyed your shots.

imac said...

I always love the Ocean.

Please fly over to visit my O.Post.

Picturing of Life said...

beautiful ocean you have

Will you visit mine Thanks

RuneE said...

A bit view of the Ocean from a beach like that is just what I need right now!

Texas Travelers said...

My part of the "O"cean and beach is on the other side of Florida.

Great post and Information

Come and visit my part,
Troy

Judy said...

Beautiful Ocean pictures. Wish I was there.

mrsnesbitt said...

Ahhhhhhh so calming!

quintarantino said...

I just love your wave photo!

Petunia said...

Great choice for O post:)
Love the last picture:) Beautiful shot!

AVCR8TEUR said...

I really like your night fall picture. Thanks for the photos and geography lesson. I can tell I'm not smarter than a 5th grader. :D

granmal said...

Great choice - Same ocean different beach

John said...

The Ocean is a good choice for O!
Nice pictures Alan.