View previous topic | View next topic

Geography and our Global community

Page 6 of 6
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

763963.  Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:58 pm Reply with quote

Moosh wrote:
Quite interestingly, under the geological definition (an ocean is an area of oceanic crust covered with water) the Earth has three oceans.

The World Ocean (the large connected body of water subdivided into the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern and Arctic Oceans), the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea. And sometimes a fourth when the Mediterranean Sea is cut off from the World Ocean.

To answer your question, I think naming some bits as oceans and some bits as seas is just a convention, and there isn't any defined difference.

Completely irrelevant to the thread but I can't believe I wrote this post and didn't mention Chihiro's masterpiece Oceans And Seas.


Page 6 of 6
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

All times are GMT - 5 Hours

Display posts from previous:   

Search Search Forums

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group