Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest body of water in the world, covering approximately 20% of the Earth’s water surface. It has a total area of 73,556,000 square kilometers (28,350,000 square miles).

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Indian Ocean

What is the top facts about the Indian Ocean?

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What is the largest ocean?

The pacific ocean
The Pacific Ocean.
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The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the world's oceans. The area of the Pacific Ocean is 155 million square kilometers or 60 million square miles.

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Ocean Tides

What are the world's five oceans?

The Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean and the Arctic Ocean are the world's five oceans.

The Southern Ocean is also known variously as the Great Southern Ocean or the Antarctic Ocean.

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What are the benefits of seas and ocean?

Climate:

Ocean currents greatly affect the Earth's climate by transferring heat from the tropics to the polar regions, and transferring warm or cold air and precipitation to coastal regions, where winds may carry them inland. Surface heat and freshwater fluxes create global density gradients that drive the thermohaline circulation part of large-scale ocean circulation. It plays an important role in supplying heat to the polar regions, and thus in sea ice regulation. Changes in the thermohaline circulation are thought to have significant impacts on the Earth's radiation budget. Insofar as the thermohaline circulation governs the rate at which deep waters reach the surface, it may also significantly influence atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations.

Transportation:

The oceans are essential to transportation: most of the world's goods move by ship between the world's seaports.

Oceans are also the major supply source for the fishing industry. Some of the more major ones are shrimp, fish, crabs and lobster.

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Indian Ocean

What continents does the Indian ocean touch?

Africa

Asia

Australia

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Australia
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When is the cheapest time to go to Cozumel?

During winter since that is an off season time and hotels tend to be cheaper in off season.

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Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean

Is the Pacific ocean the coldest ocean in the world?

No

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What is percentage of salt in sea water?

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Madagascar
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Is Madagascar part of the Asia Pacific region?

No, it would seem that Madagascar is too close to Africa and is in the Indian Ocean.

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History of Maritime
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Vasco da Gama
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Where can you find information about 18th century sea routes and sailing times?

OK, be prepared to do alot of research.

1. check the newspapers of the time they will have info about what ships are leaving and comming in and most importantly WHERE they have come from.ie; " Today the Vanilla arrived from England by way of America, south America." as you can see these are short. one line nuggets of info, but if you are dilligent you can get the "by way of's" together and form a mental cruse from poit A to B. Times may not be included as ships will come and go with the tides.

2. next you find navigational charts. modern one are ok as long as they have wind directions, and sea currents. KNOW the time of year as well, remember if the north Atlantic is "warm" in July, cape horn is miserable.

3. ships tend to wreck in the same places during good weather so in finding sites of 18th century ship wrecks one can see or pick out a probable route.

4. remember this stuff only applies to ships and routes during PEACE. warships are out completely as printed information from the day is usuially false. During war civillian ships were targets of privateers. so they might choose a diffrent or unusuial way from A to B. BUT we are creatures of habit and the sea is dangerious so us sailors stick to KNOWN, SAFE,& FAST routes.

good luck

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Oceans from largest to smallest?

Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, and Arctic oceans.

Pacific= 181,344,000

Atlantic= 94,314,000

Indian=74,118,00

Southern=(I'm not sure what the previous answerer was measuring in, but Southern goes here.)

Arctic=12,257,000
The Earth comprises four major oceans. From largest to smallest, they are the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and Arctic Ocean.

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Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean

Why is Atlantic ocean is busiest ocean?

because due to its highly indented coastline,has the longest coastline and the Atlantic ocean is the highway for trade between the two important industrial regions of west Europe and north,east United state of America.

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History of Maritime
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Christopher Columbus
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Who searched for but failed to find a westward sea route to China before Columbus?

Well, without doing any further research, I can offer that most of the European exploration before 1492 that had the specific intent of discovering new routes to Asia were carried out by Portugal. Most noteable of these exploits were those sponsored by Prince Henry the Navigator. There were many of these expeditions, under various captains, and they centered around finding a route to the Orient that went south and then east, around the Cape of Good Hope in Africa. Most noteable of these were Bartolomeu Dias (who was the first to round the cape before returning home) and Vasco DaGama (who successfully attempted to begin his course by heading in a westerly direction, and then taking advantage of the more favorable winds and currents to swing him around the horn). Dias's route was a crucial part in Columbus's planned course for his expedition. Now, if you are wondering about who else sailed west -- but not necessarily with the intent of finding Asia -- before 1492. There is a pretty good list, although a good many of them are not abundantly documented. Here are just a few names that I can get off the top of my head that you may wish to investigate: Saint Brendan, King Murdoch of Wales (that may not be spelled correctly), and Eric the Red. There is also evidence that sailors FROM China reached California prior to Columbus's expedition.

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Africa
Lakes and Rivers
Oceans and Seas
Indian Ocean

Which African river flows into the Indian Ocean?

The Limpopo River

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Indian Ocean
Arctic Ocean

Is the Arctic Ocean bigger than the Indian Ocean?

The Indian Ocean surface area is approximately 29,300,000 square miles

The Arctic Ocean is approximately 5,440,000 square miles

Thus, the Indian Ocean is larger than the Arctic Ocean.
The Arctic Ocean is smaller than the Indian Ocean

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What are the names of all the oceans?

  • Pacific
  • Indian
  • Atlantic
  • Arctic
  • Southern:- In 2000, the International Hydrographic Organization created the fifth world ocean - the Southern Ocean - from the southern portions of the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean. The Southern Ocean completely surrounds Antarctica, and is also known as the Great Southern Ocean or the Antarctic Ocean.

Until the year 2000, there were four recognized oceans: the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic. In the Spring of 2000, the International Hydrographic Organization delimited a new ocean, the Southern Ocean (it surrounds Antarctica and extends to 60 degrees latitude).

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What is the hottest temperature of the Indian Ocean?

The surface temperature of the Indian Ocean reaches its highest point during summer in the Bay of Bengal where temperatures of 82°F (28°C) have been recorded.

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History of Germany
History of Africa
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Imperialism

Why did Germany colonize the Atlantic coast and the Indian Ocean of Africa?

Towards the end of the 19th Century the world was pretty much carved up by the, then Super Powers, France and Britain. Other countries had little footholds; the Netherlands had the Dutch East Indies etc., but the bulk was between those powers. Russia also had an enormous empire, but tended to keep it all together as she had neither the infrastructure nor the lines of communication to keep a far-flung empire together. Britain, with its all-powerfull Royal Navy, was best placed and, hence had the largest and best properties on the world 'Monopoly' board. Germany was still a relatively new country and was anxious to enter the world stage, but the only un-claimed area was Africa. The white man had been excluded from the continent, except for a few miles from the coast, by the threat of Malaria. When Britain discovered a cure for the desease she immediately struck out to claim as much of the African hinterland as she could. The secret of Malaria prevention couldn't be kept quiet for long and soon the 'Scramble for Africa' began in the 1890's. Britain moved North from it's established base in South Africa, and set up new colonies on the East coast (Kenya) and also expanded from it's protectorates in the North (Egypt etc.), and it's long established trading posts on the West coast (Ivory Coast, Gold Coast, now Ghana etc.). Portugal moved inland from it's trading bases East to create Angola and West, Mocambique, while France moved down from Algeria southwards to create Chad, French Equitorial Africa etc. Belgium was not to be left out and penetrated the very centre of the continent to form the Belgian Congo. Germany, lacking a navy of any size and not having any prior stakes was left to pick what remained and set up German South West Africa (Namibia) and in the East, Uganda and Tanganika (Tanzania), none of which was concidered by the other powers of much value. Germany lost all it's African colonies to Britain after World War I.

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What large river flowing into the Indian Ocean did he travel along?

Who was he then

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Asia
Oceans and Seas
Indian Ocean

What oceans border Asia?

It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the east, the Indian Ocean on the south, and the Arctic Ocean on the north.

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North America
Oceans and Seas
Indian Ocean

Which of the four oceans does not touch the continent of North America?

The Indian Ocean does not touch the continent of North America. The Southern Ocean (the fifth ocean), which is sometimes considered by many to be an extension of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans and surrounds Antarctica, also does not touch the continent of North America.

See Sources and related links for maps and additional information.
The Arctic and Indian oceans.

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Which country is known as mistress of sea?

England

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Indian Ocean

True or false the Indian ocean is closer to sydney than Perth?

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Which continents touch the Indian Ocean?


== == The four continents that touch the Indian Ocean are Africa, Antarctica, Asia, and Australia.
Asia,Africa,Antartica and Australia are four of the continents which the Indian ocean connects or touch.
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Arctic Ocean

Why is water in the Arctic ocean salty than oceans further south?

The Artic Ocean is more salty than oceans further south because when sea water freezes salt gets left behind in unfrozen water .

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