The Arabian Sea’s surface area is about 3,862,000 square kilometers (1,491,130 square miles). The maximum width of the sea is approximately 2,400 kilometers (1,490 miles). The Arabian Sea is distinguished by its remarkably deep water level that is often maintained close to land masses. The countries with coastlines on the Arabian Sea are Yemen, Oman, Pakistan, Iran, India and the Maldives.
The Arabian Sea, with its strategic location vis-à-vis the Red Sea (including the Suez Canal) and the Persian Gulf, contains some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes; and the chief routes originate in those two extensions.
Arabian Sea, Northwestern part of the Indian Ocean, lying between India and the Arabian Peninsula. It has an area of about 1,491,000 sq miles (3,862,000 sq km) and an average depth of 8,970 feet (2,734 m).
National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) director and scientist Sunil Kumar Singh said that it is due to algal bloom and that global warming was among the prime causes for the occurrence. Singh said that the foamy green water is caused by algal blooms, which are seen along the Maharashtra and Karnataka coast.
Why is Arabian Sea so calm?
First explain in detail why Arabian Sea is comparatively less prone to cyclonic storms than the Bay of Bengal – Almost 50 per cent of the storms do not sustain over its waters since the west-central and north Arabian Sea have a colder sea temperature than other adjacent regions.
The Arabian Sea has a dense, high-salinity top layer due to high evaporation rates (37 ppt). Due to the drainage of fresh water from rivers, the salinity of the Bay of Bengal’s surface layer is significantly reduced (less than 32 ppt). Salinity near the surface in the Arabian Sea is much higher than in the Bay of Bengal because evaporation over the Arabian Sea is much greater and it receives relatively less river runoff.
Why is the Persian Gulf so rich?
Since World War II the Persian Gulf and the surrounding countries have come to account for a significant proportion of the world’s oil production. In addition, the area has approximately two-thirds of the world’s estimated proven oil reserves and one-third of the world’s estimated proven natural gas reserves.
Is Persian Gulf rich? Persian Gulf Basin and the Middle East
Worldwide, it is the richest side of the world in terms of hydrocarbon resources, both oil and gas reserves with an area of approximately 93000 square miles.
Why is it called Arabian Sea?
The Arabian Sea is located between the Indian and Arabian peninsulas. In Roman times its name was the Erythraean Sea, while the medieval Arabs called it the Sea of India. It formed a part of the principal sea route between India and Europe for centuries.
What animals live in the Arabian Sea?
There are thousands of animal species that live in the Arabian Ocean, which include:
- Sea turtles.
Can tsunami come in Arabian Sea?
Tsunamis have repeatedly hit the shores of Oman (Northern Arabian Sea) in historical times (e.g. 1945, 2013). These events had small (< 3 m) wave heights and short inundation distances, but it is unclear if much stronger events can affect the area.
Is Maldives in Arabian Sea?
The Maldives is a strategic point of the Arabian Sea. The northernmost point of the Maldivian waters is only 100 km from the Indian island — Minicoy; around 380 km from Kavaratti; and only 425 km from the nearest point of the Indian mainland — the coast of Thiruvananthapuram.
Which fishes are found in Arabian Sea?
Over 350 fish species (primarily Lethrinidae, Serrani- dae, Sparidae, Lutjanidae, Siganidae, Sciaenidae, Trichiuridae, Nemipteridae, Ariidae, and Haemuli- dae) eight shrimp species (Penaeus semisulcatus, Metapenaeus affinis, P. merguiensis, Parapenaeopsis stylifera, P. indicus, M.