- Agulhas Bank
The Agulhas Bank is a broad, shallow part of the
continental shelfwhich extends Convert|250|km|mi south of Cape Agulhasbefore falling away steeply away to the abyssal plain.
It is the ocean region where the warm
Indian Oceanand the cold Atlantic Oceanmeet. This convergence leads to treacherous sailingconditions, accounting for numerous wrecked ships in the area over the years. However the meeting of the oceans here also fuels the nutrient cycle for marine life, making it one of the best fishinggrounds in South Africa.
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