The German Ocean is whit is nou mair aften kent as the North Se. It's a pairt o the Atlantic Ocean. The German Ocean lies atween Norrowey an Denmark tae the east, Scotland an Ingland tae the wast, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium an Fraunce tae the sooth.

The German Ocean


The Skagerrak jynes the German Ocean tae the Baltic Sea. In the sooth, the German Ocean chynges intil the Inglis Chainel, a sea atween Ingland an Fraunce. This is cried the Straight o Dover an is gey busy wi ships an the Skagerrak is at an imaginarie line atween Lindesnes in Norrowey, an Hanstholm in Denmark. Tae the north, the German Ocean is open towards the Atlantic. The mairch atween the twa is an imaginarie line frae Northren Scotland, tae Shetland, an then on tae Ålesund in Norrowey. Accordin tae the Oslo-Paris Treaty o 1962 it is a bittie mair tae the wast an the north. The treaty puts it at 5° wast an 62° north. That is at the heicht o the Geirangerfjord in Norrowey.

Various statistical dataEedit

On average, the German Ocean haes a depth o nae mair nor 94 metres. Aboot 80 million fowk bide near the German Ocean, at maist 150 km awa fae the coast. Thegither wi the Inglis Channel tae the sooth, the soothren German Ocean is the maist busy body ae watter in the yird.

Rivers that drains intil the German OceanEedit

Weel-kent rivers that drains intil the German Ocean include the Tay (at Dundee), the Forth (at Embra), the Tyne (at Newcastle), the Elbe (at Cuxhaven), the Weser (at Bremerhaven), the Ems at Emden, the Rhine an Meuse (at Rotterdam), the Scheldt (at Flushing), the Thames, an the Humber (at Hull).

The Kiel Canal, ane o the yird's busiest artificial watterways, connects the German Ocean wi the Baltic Sea.


In the last ice age the German Ocean wis coverit bi muckle auries o ice cried glaciers. Aroond 20,000 year ago the ice meltit an the German Ocean wis made.

German Ocean ileEedit

In the 1960s geologists foond muckle auries o natural gas an ile unner the German Ocean. Maist o the ile fields are owned bi the Unitit Kinrick an Norrowey bit some are owned bi Denmark, the Netherlands an Germany. Drillin began in the 1980s an led tae a famous argument atween Ingland an Scotland aboot hou the sillar frae the ile should be spent.

Ainimal lifeEedit

Fowk hae been fishin in the German Ocean lang syne. Houaniver, soo mony fish are caught that the new fish might nae be able tae grow fast enough tae keep the fishery going.

Pirrs, pictarnies, tammie norries, razorbills, tarrocks an ither seabirds bide on the German Ocean coast. Mony coastal auries is protectit nature reserves.