It is the fourth-largest ocean in the world with 20,327,000 square kilometers or 7,848,000 square miles.
The new deepest point Factorian Deep, of the Southern Ocean was recorded and mapped by the Five Deeps Expedition in February 2019.
It is the youngest ocean that was formed 30 million years ago.
It witnesses extreme climatic conditions as its geographical location is near the South Pole.
Due to its closeness with the South Pole, it has freezing temperatures that lead to the formation of massive icebergs hence becoming the site of massive floating icebergs.
The Southern Ocean has many different channels, gulfs, seas, and strategic passages like the Weddell Sea.
It is a repository of minerals, natural gas, and oil.