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The Atlantic Ocean seen at Bar Harbor in Maine.

The Atlantic Ocean is a large body of salt water between North and South America and Europe and Africa. It is the second largest ocean in the world, after the Pacific Ocean. It mainly contains lots of sea animals and sea life along with pretty sites at the bottom of the ocean.

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The Atlantic Ocean seen from Portugal.

How It FormedEdit

The Atlantic Ocean formed millions of years ago when the original continent Pangea was in existence. Then, when everything spit up left and right, it formed the Atlantic Ocean in the middle which seperates the Western and Eastern Hemispheres.