- Ice Bergs
The Antarctic Ocean is an aquatic biome and is located 60 degrees south latitude and encircles Antarctica.
- Antarctic is home of 90% of the world's ice. It is the driest, coldest, and windiest continent on the earth.
- The Antarctic Ocean is also known as the Southern Ocean. It is located on the south of the world. It also provides the most water than any current on the planet.
- The Southern Ocean is also the deepest ocean than any other ocean. It ranges from 13,000 to over 16,000 feet. It is also very cold therefore, it contains a lot of ice bergs some are small and some are really huge. The ice bergs cover up most of the ocean therefore, it is very hard for travelers to pass by there by boat.
boats trying to travel across the Antarctic Ocean
- The Antarctic ocean is the 4th biggest and the 2nd smallest ocean in the world and it only covers about 6% of the earth.
- The Southern Ocean is home to the Emperor Penguins, Wandering Albatrosses, Blue Whales, and Fur Seals. There are several species of invertebrates but only a few species of fish. The Antarctic ocean is also home of the largest invertebrates in our planet which is the giant squid. The giant squid grows up to be 49 ft in length.
- In the Antarctic ocean, there is not very much of biodiversity sense it is so cold and not a lot of biotic factors can actually live in this area.
- The southern ocean geologically is the youngest oceans, formed when Antarctica and South America separated from each other and opening the Drake Passage, roughly 30 million years ago.
- The Antarctic Ocean does not abut a landmass, but merges into the Atlantic, pacific, and the Indian Oceans.
The two different types of symbiotic relationships that the Antarctic ocean have is the competition and the predation.
- It has the relation of competition because both the penguin and the blue whale feed of the squid; therefore, they both compete to get the food.
- It also has the relation of predation because the seal feeds on fish, so the seal is a predator to the fish.