Facts about the Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the earth's four oceans and the most heavily traveled. The Atlantic is divided into two nominal sections: the part north the equator is called the North Atlantic; the part south of the equator, the South Atlantic we are in the South Atlantic. The ocean's name is derived from Atlas, one of the Titans of Greek mythology. The Atlantic Ocean is essentially an S shape north-south channel, extending from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Antarctic continent in the south and situated between the eastern coast of the American continents and the western coasts of Europe and Africa.