Red Sea

The Red Sea is a part of the Indian Ocean that lies between Africa and Asia. It is linked to the Ocean in the south via the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden. The sea occupies a part of Great Rift Valley and it covers the surface area of about 438,000 km� (169,100 square miles ) and it is approximately 2250 km (1398 miles) long and the width is 355 km (220.6 miles). 2211 meters (7254 feet) is the greatest depth in the the central median trench.



The Red Sea has a wealthy and diverse ecosystem. The sea is the home of more than 1,000 invertebrate species, and 200 soft and hard corals. There are over 1200 species of fish. Sea grass beds, salt pans, mangroves and salt marshes are the other marine habitats.


List of Seas in Indian Ocean

Andaman Sea
Arabian Sea
Bay of Bengal
Gulf of Aden
Gulf of Oman
Mozambique Channel
Persian Gulf
Red Sea
Timor Sea