The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions. With a total area of about 106,400,000 square kilometres (41,100,000 sq mi), it covers approximately 20 percent of the Earth's surface and about 29 percent of its water surface area. The first part of its name refers to Atlas of Greek mythology, making the Atlantic the "Sea of Atlas".
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... Then, from over the Atlantic Ocean, Day radioed the Jacksonville, Florida air traffic control center requesting landing status ... crew of a fishing boat spotted a huge water geyser on the surface of the Atlantic, twelve miles southeast of Savannah, Georgia ... surface, scattered over seventy-five feet of the ocean floor ...
0.88306°S 33.93889°E / -0.88306 33.93889 4 Fadiouth Senegal Atlantic Ocean 9,000 (2007) 0.15 60,000 14°9′9″N 16°49′24″W / 14.15250°N 16.82333. 8.4 3,700 40 Long Beach Barrier Island United States Atlantic Ocean, Reynolds Channel 39,282 (2010) 11.7 3,350 40°35′17″N 73°41′17″W / 40.5 ...
55.90056 (Brunette Island) Bull, Cow and Calf Atlantic Ocean 46°46′33″N 54°05′56″W / 46.77583°N 54.09889°W / 46.77583 -54.09889 (Bull, Cow and Calf) Avalon. 49.01842 -53.68388 (Silver Fox Island) South Aulatsivik Atlantic Ocean 56°45′51″N 61°30′59″W / 56.76417°N 61.51639°W / 56.76417 -61.51639 (South ...
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“Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing,
Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another,
Only a look and a voice; then darkness again and a silence.”
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (18071882)
“All the morning we had heard the sea roar on the eastern shore, which was several miles distant.... It was a very inspiriting sound to walk by, filling the whole air, that of the sea dashing against the land, heard several miles inland. Instead of having a dog to growl before your door, to have an Atlantic Ocean to growl for a whole Cape!”
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