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Earth's fifth ocean just confirmed

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LiveScience
 2021-06-14
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The Earth has finally attained popular recognition for its fifth ocean, with a decision by the National Geographic Society to add the Southern Ocean around Antarctica to the four it recognizes already: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic oceans. Although the designation of the frigid waters around the icy southern...

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SnowWolff
06-14

That ocean has always been there. It was referred to as The Antarctic Ocean when I was in school. It's not new, just renamed.

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Resist Democratic Socialism
06-14

Scientists debating a hundred years to rename a body of water divided along an imaginary line? How many people retired without a decision? Cripes, I want their job.

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TaniAye
06-15

This ocean has always been referred to as the Antarctic Ocean back in the 70s when I went to school. This is not new. They just decided to make it so it’s put on a map with a label

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