As a system of interconnected bodies of salt water, oceans cover 70 percent of the earth's surface and hold 97 percent of the planet's water supply. The five major oceans of the world are the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic ... More »

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The Arctic Ocean is the smallest ocean in the world and is about 8 percent of the size of the Pacific Ocean. Its water is consistently cold with temperatures ranging between minus 30 to minus 70 degrees Celsius throughou... More »

The Shawnee originated from the area now known as Ohio. Before the arrival of European colonists, the Shawnee had numbers over 10,000, but conflicts, disease and the War of 1812 reduced their numbers to about 3,500 peopl... More »

Only about 30 percent of the Earth's surface is dry land, oceans make up the remaining 70 percent. Earth's oceans are home to hundreds of thousands of marine life forms, but because most of the ocean depths remain unexpl... More »

Earth is the only planet that has liquid water on its surface, it is 93 million miles from the sun, and the Atlantic Ocean is the saltiest of the oceans. Earth is a unique planet in the solar system. More »

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Traditionally, the number seven in relation to seas is used to refer to all the oceans and seas in the world; however, over a hundred bodies of water possess the name sea. All but four seas are a part of or connect to la... More »

Oceans, seas and sea channels are all saline bodies of water distinguished by their relative sizes, with oceans being the largest, followed by seas and sea channels. Seas and sea channels also are defined by their relati... More »

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