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Argentine Sea

Most seas around the world are known for one thing or the other.

This can be the possession of some characteristics, some of which may include salinity, size, depth, presence of certain animal species, as well as historical events.

Seas are given to us by nature, and for many years, many have been home to several thousands of islands.

As a child, you should learn to choose from these varieties of seas around, and then maybe even visit them once in a while to learn new things.

One famous sea that truly is worth your visit is the Argentine sea, which lies just off the southeast coast of the Argentina mainland in the South Atlantic Ocean.

Below are some interesting facts about the sea you will love to know.

Argentine Sea Facts for Kids

  • The Argentine sea is known to be one of the largest seas in the world. It has a surface area of about 390,000 square miles. Also, the Argentine sea is considered to be one of the most temperate seas in the world. This is due to the warm Bazil current coming from the north, and the cold Falkland current coming from the south, that flows into the sea.
  • The Argentine sea can be found just off the southeast coast of the Argentine mainland in the South Atlantic Ocean. With basin countries including Uruguay, Argentina, and Chile, the sea is 500 miles north of Antarctica.
  • The Argentine sea has just two major islands which serve as habitats for many animal species as well as human beings. The Falkland Islands and Tierra del Fuego are the major islands of the sea, although the Falkland Islands can be found within the continental shelf of the Argentine Sea.
  • The Argentine sea is a very deep sea, and not as shallow as other seas. The sea has an average depth of 3,952 feet(1,205 meters), and a maximum depth of about 7,296 feet(2,224 meters). Because of its depth, ships and other large vessels can sail across without any hindrance or problem.
  • Several dozens of sea animal species can always be seen in and around the Argentine sea. These animal species choose the area of the Argentine sea as their feeding and breeding ground. Mammals as well as fishes can be found in the sea. Whales such the Humpback whale, the Southern Right whale, the Blue whale, and even the Orca whale can be found in the sea as well as seals of different species (such as South American fur seals, Southern elephant seals). Other sea animals include southern sea lions, dolphins, planktons, crustaceans, anchovies, algae, sardines and many more.
  • Birds such as penguins and seagulls can be seen around the Argentine sea, breeding, feeding, and living a normal animal life.
  • It has a number of rivers that flow into it. Some of them include the Colorado River, Chubut River, Rio Negro, and Rio de la Plata. They serve as major river sources for the Argentine sea.
  • Living on the islands of the Argentine sea are more than 140,000 people. These are people who greatly appreciate and feel comfortable with the presence of the large sea.
  • Monte Leon National Park was built just along the Argentine sea in 2004. The park is the second park to be built along the sea. It contains paleontological sites that are of high value, and is considered to be a good state of conservation.
  • The salinity of the Argentine sea is very low. With about 3.5% of the entire sea being salty, we can only conclude that it has low salinity.