My Biome: The Indian Ocean

By:Madison Luce

Reasons To Visit The Indian Ocean:

The Indian Ocean flows into the Clifton Beach, which is the top beach in South Africa. There are also several islands which tourist could visit, including the Andaman Islands which is one of the many great scuba diving places in the world. People from all around the world travel to come to the Indian Islands on the outskirts of Cape Town.
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The Indian Ocean is on the Outskirts of Cape Town, SA

Latitude:33°55.5504′ S

Longitude: 18°25.3932′ E

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During the summer: Temperatures range from 82 °F - 90 °F .

During the winter: Temperatures range from 72 to 73 °F.


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** Clown Anemone fish

** Great white Shark

** Blue Whale

** Green Turtle

** Sea Grass

** Algae


** During the 'age of discovery' in the 1500s the Indian Ocean was being explored by sailors to find a route around Africa. It was already an important trade route for silk trade.

** In the early 19th century the Indian Ocean was mostly dominated by the United Kingdom but Australia and India soon dominated as the British Empire declined in the region.

** The temperature of the Indian Ocean makes it difficult for phytoplankton to grow in most areas, which is required as a food source to support life in the ocean. This is one of the main reasons for the limited marine animal life in the Indian Ocean when compared to the world's other oceans.

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Nutrient Cycle Effects:

The sun gives nutrients to the fish which eat the ocean grass, the sharks then eat the fish. Lastly the Whales eat the sharks, giving nutrients from all the organisms before that. This passes around the energy and nutrients from everything in the Nutrient Cycle.

Indian Ocean Diving:

Indian Ocean... Diving into the Blue