|The Indian and Arctic Ocean|
The Artic Ocean
The Artic Ocean is an extremely freezing ocean that is covered mostly by ice. It the smallest of the five oceans, more than five times smaller than the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Some of its most important issues include endangered species (walruses and whales), and a fragile ecosystem. This ocean is located surrounding the North Pole.
Area: 12 million square kilometers
Average Depth: 4,665 meters
The Indian Ocean
The Indian Ocean is one of the smaller Oceans out of the five. It covers most of the area around the eastern coast of Africa and around the Indian subcontinent. It covers about 20% of the world's ocean surface. Some current issues include- endangered species (dugong, seals, turtles, whales), oil pollution around the Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf, and the Red Sea.
Area: 73 million square kilometers
Average Depth: 3,890 meters
Greatest Depth: Java Trench (7,725)