10 most difficult Atlantic Ocean riddlesAtlantic Ocean quiz
This is Sable Island, known as the graveyard of the Atlantic. It is about 109 miles southeast of Nova Scotia. What is the island origin?
it is the top of a drowned mountain
Sable Island is believed to have formed from a terminal moraine deposited on the continental shelf near the end of the last Ice Age. It emerges from vast shoals and shallows which, in tandem with frequent fog and sudden storms, have caused over 350 recorded shipwrecks
Which country does the Gough Island belong to?
the United Kingdom
Gough Island is a volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is a dependency of Tristan da Cunha and part of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. It is uninhabited except for the personnel of a weather station (usually six people). It is one of the most remote places with a constant human presence.
What is Mata Atlântica?
The Atlantic Forest (Portuguese: Mata Atlântica) is a South American forest that extends along the Atlantic coast of Brazil from Rio Grande do Norte state in the north to Rio Grande do Sul state in the south, and inland as far as Paraguay and the Misiones Over 85% of the original area has been deforested, threatening many plant and animal species with extinction.
In which country lies the southernmost point of mainland Europe?
Punta de Tarifa, Spain is the southernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula and continental Europe. It is located in the province of Cádiz and the autonomous community of Andalusia on the Atlantic end of the Straits of Gibraltar. The coast of Morocco can be seen from this point.
Which continents are moving away from each other?
Africa and South America
Africa and Europe
North America and South America
Australia and Asia
Bacause of the ongoing spreading of the Atlantic Ocean, Africa and South America (just like Europe and North America) are moving away from each other at the rate of about 3 centimeters (1,2 inch) per year.
What fish is that?
The garfish is found in brackish and marine waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Black, and Baltic Seas. It is a long and slender fish with a laterally compressed body. They have unusual green bones (due to the presence of biliverdin) which discourages many people from eating them, but the green colour is harmless.
What is the largest sea in the world?
The Sargasso Sea is a region of the North Atlantic Ocean bounded by four currents forming an ocean gyre. Unlike all other regions called seas, it has no land boundaries.It is distinguished from other parts of the Atlantic Ocean by its characteristic brown Sargassum seaweed and often calm blue water. Bermuda is near the western fringes of the sea.
The greatest depth of the Atlantic Ocean is:
New Britain Trench
Puerto Rico Trench
Puerto Rico Trench is deep at 9219 m below sea level (Atlantic), Tonga Trench is deep at 10882 m below sea level, Romanche Furrow is deep at 7761 m below sea level, New Britain Trench is deep at 9140 m below sea level.
What is the easternmost island of the Lesser Antilles?
Barbados is an island country situated in the Atlantic Ocean, east of the other West Indies Islands. Despite being classified as an Atlantic island, Barbados is considered to be a part of the Caribbean, where it is ranked as a leading tourist destination.
Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world. Who discovered it?
Tristan da Cunha
Tristan da Cunha lies in the south Atlantic Ocean, 2,816 kilometers (1,750 mi) from the nearest land, South Afric. In 1816 the United Kingdom formally annexed the islands, to ensure that the French would be unable to use the islands as a base for a rescue operation to free Napoleon Bonaparte from his prison in Saint Helena. Today, the main island has a permanent population of 275.