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Oceanography: An Invitation To Mar...

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ISBN: 9781305254282

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Chapter 1, Problem 1TC
Textbook Problem

Why do we refer to only one world ocean? What about the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, or the Baltic and Mediterranean seas?

Expert Solution
To determine

The explanation for only one World Ocean despite the presence of Pacific and Atlantic Oceans or the Baltic and Mediterranean seas.

Answer to Problem 1TC

The one world ocean is divided into different oceans and seas for the easy accessibility. In real, there is only one big ocean.

Explanation of Solution

An ocean is defined as a vast body of saline water that occupies the depressions of the Earth’s surface. The oceans occupy about 97% of the total water of the biosphere. The oceans are divided into artificial compartments such as oceans and seas for the convenience and accessibility.

The division is made using the boundaries of continents and imaginary lines such as equator, latitudes, and longitudes. The Pacific and Atlantic Oceans or the Baltic and Mediterranean seas in real are only temporary features for the single large world ocean.

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Chapter 1 Solutions

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