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The traditional four major oceans are the Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic and Indian. In the year 2000, the International Hydrographic Organization determined and declared a fifth major ocean, the Southern Ocean, located near ... More »

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The global ocean system has five main divisions: the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, the Arctic and the Southern oceans. Each area is loosely defined by the dimensions of its basins and the continental landmasses that... More »

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The ocean covers 321,003,271 cubic miles, or 70 percent of the Earth's surface, according to the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration. A cubic mile is the volume of a cube that measures 1 mile on each side. The... More »

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The original four oceans are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Arctic; however, the International Hydrographic Organization recognized the Southern Ocean as the fifth ocean on Earth in the spring of 2000. More »

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The four oceans on Earth are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Arctic. These four oceans make up about 70 percent of the planet. The southern portions of the former three oceans merge at the Antarctic region, but this ar... More »

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The earth's five oceans are the Indian, Arctic, Southern Antarctic, Atlantic and Pacific. Historically, countries around the world recognized four of the five oceans, excluding the Southern Antarctic Ocean from the count... More »

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The global ocean system has five main divisions: the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian, the Arctic and the Southern oceans. Each area is loosely defined by the dimensions of its basins and the continental landmasses that... More »

www.reference.com Geography Bodies of Water