Atlantic Ocean

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The world's second-largest ocean, after the Pacific, covering 51 million square miles (about 25 percent of the global sea area), including the Baltic Sea, the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea, and other tributary bodies of water. The Atlantic is bordered by the eastern coasts of North and South America on one side, and by Western Europe and western Africa on ...

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