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An ocean is a body of saline water that composes a large part of a planet's hydrosphere.

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Water bodies; Oceans

Named after a mythical sea dragon in China, Jiaolong is the world's first manned deep-sea submersible designed to reach depths of 7,000 meters or 23,000 feet. It's also the world's first scientific ...


Water bodies; Oceans

The ocean covers nearly 71% of the Earth’s surface and is divided into major oceans and smaller seas. The three principal oceans, the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian, are largely delimited by land and ...


Water bodies; Oceans

The ocean is located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, it is the smallest, and shallowest of the world's five major oceanic divisions.The International ...


Water bodies; Oceans

The region around the Earth's South Pole, opposite the Arctic region around the North Pole. The Antarctic comprises the continent of Antarctica and the ice shelves, waters and island territories in ...


Water bodies; Oceans

The largest of the Earth's oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south, bounded by Asia and Australia in the west, and the Americas in the east. At ...


Water bodies; Oceans

The second largest of the world’s oceans, the Atlantic has an area of 31,830,000 sq mi (82,440,000 sq km). With its marginal seas, including the Baltic, North, Black, and Mediterranean to the east, ...


Water bodies; Oceans

The third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface. It is bounded on the north by the Indian subcontinent; on the west by East Africa; ...

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