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Coming Soon To An Atlas Near You: A Fifth Ocean

NPR
 11 days ago

Cover picture for the articleMost of us learned about the world's oceans in elementary school. There's the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian and the Arctic. Now, there's a sea change ahead. Thanks to National Geographic, you'll soon see a fifth ocean on your maps. It's now officially recognizing the Southern Ocean, the waters swirling around Antarctica, marking the first time the organization has made such a change since it started drawing up maps over a century ago.

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