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Oceans and Seas of The World

· An ocean is a body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere.
· On Earth, an ocean is one of the major conventional divisions of the World Ocean, which covers almost 71% of its surface.
· These are, in descending order by area, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, and Arctic Oceans.

· The word sea is often used interchangeably with "ocean" in American English but, strictly speaking, a sea is a body of saline water (generally a division of the world ocean) partly or fully enclosed by land.
Avg. Depth (m)
Deepest Point
Pacific Ocean
Separates Asia and Oceania from the Americas
Mariana Trench*
(36,070 ft)
Indian Ocean
Washes upon southern Asia and separates Africa and Australia
Sunda Trench or Java Trench
(25,344 ft)
Atlantic Ocean
Separates the Americas from Eurasia and Africa
Puerto Rico Trench
(28,232 ft)
Southern Ocean
Sometimes considered an extension of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans, which encircles Antarctica
South Sandwich Trench
(23,740 ft)
Arctic Ocean
Sometimes considered a sea or estuary of the Atlantic, which covers much of the Arctic and washes upon northern North America and Eurasia
Litke Deep in the Eurasian Basin (17,880 ft)
*The Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the deepest known point in Earth's oceans. In 2010 the United States Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping measured the depth of the Challenger Deep at 10,994 meters (36,070 feet) below sea level with an estimated vertical accuracy of ± 40 meters.

Major Seas Around The World
· sea is a large body of salt water that is surrounded in whole or in part by land.
· More broadly, "the sea" is the interconnected system of Earth's salty, oceanic waters, considered as one global ocean or as several principal oceanic divisions.
· The sea moderates Earth's climate and has important roles in the water cycle, carbon cycle, and nitrogen cycle
Atlantic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
Southern Ocean
Indian Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Landlocked Seas
 Baltic Sea.  
·  Archipelago Sea
·  Bothnian Sea
·  Central Baltic Sea
·  Gulf of Bothnia
·  Gulf of Finland
·  Gulf of Riga
·  Oresund Strait
·  Sea of Åland

 Mediterranean Sea.
·  Aegean Sea
·  Myrtoan Sea
·  Sea of Crete
·  Thracian Sea
·  Adriatic Sea
·  Alboran Sea
·  Balearic Sea
·  Catalan Sea
·  Cilician Sea
·  Gulf of Sidra
·  Ionian Sea
·  Levantine Sea
·  Libyan Sea
·  Ligurian Sea
·  Sea of Sardinia
·  Sea of Sicily
·  Tyrrhenian Sea

·  Argentine Sea
·  Bay of Biscay
·  Bay of Campeche
·  Bay of Fundy
·  Black Sea
·  Caribbean Sea
·  Celtic Sea
·  Chesapeake Bay
·  Davis Strait
·  Denmark Strait
·  English Channel
·  Gulf of Guinea
·  Gulf of Maine
·  Gulf of Mexico
·  Gulf of St. Lawrence
·  Gulf of Venezuela
·  Irish Sea
·  Labrador Sea
·  Marmara Sea
·  North Sea
·  Norwegian Sea
·  Sargasso Sea
·  Sea of Azov
·  Sea of the Hebrides
·  Wadden Sea
·  Amundsen Gulf
·  Baffin Bay
·  Barents Sea
·  Beaufort Sea
·  Chukchi Sea
·  East Siberian Sea
·  Greenland Sea
·  Hudson Bay
·  James Bay
·  Kara Sea
·  Kara Strait
·  Laptev Sea
·  Lincoln Sea
·  Prince Gustav Adolf Sea
·  Pechora Sea
·  Wandel Sea
·  White Sea
·  Amundsen Sea
·  Bass Strait
·  Bellingshausen Sea
·  Cooperation Sea
·  Cosmonauts Sea
·  Davis Sea
·  D'Urville Sea
·  Drake Passage
·  Great Australian Bight
·  Gulf St Vincent
·  King Haakon VII Sea
·  Lazarev Sea
·  Mawson Sea
·  Riiser-Larsen Sea
·  Ross Sea
·  Scotia Sea
·  Somov Sea
·  Spencer Gulf
·  Weddell Sea
·  Andaman Sea
·  Arabian Sea
·  Bay of Bengal
·  Gulf of Aden
·  Gulf of Oman
·  Laccadive Sea
·  Mozambique Channel
·  Persian Gulf
·  Red Sea
·  Timor Sea
·  Arafura Sea
·  Bali Sea
·  Banda Sea
·  Bering Sea
·  Bismarck Sea
·  Bohai Sea
·  Bohol Sea(also known as the Mindanao Sea)
·  Camotes Sea
·  Celebes Sea
·  Ceram Sea
·  Chilean Sea
·  Sea of Chiloé
·  Coral Sea
·  East China Sea
·  Flores Sea
·  Gulf of Alaska
·  Gulf of California(also known as the Sea of Cortés)
·  Gulf of Carpentaria
·  Gulf of Thailand
·  Halmahera Sea
·  Java Sea
·  Koro Sea
·  Mar de Grau
·  Molucca Sea
·  Philippine Sea
·  Salish Sea
·  Savu Sea
·  Sea of Japan
·  Sea of Okhotsk
·  Seto Inland Sea
·  Sibuyan Sea
·  Solomon Sea
·  South China Sea
·  Sulu Sea
·  Tasman Sea
·  Visayan Sea
·  Yellow Sea
·  Aral Sea
·  Caspian Sea
·  Dead Sea
·  Salton Sea

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