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National Geographic makes it official, Southern Ocean is the fifth ocean

Thursday, June 10th 2021 - 07:33 UTC

Since National Geographic began making maps in 1915, it has recognized four oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans. However starting on June 8, World Oceans Day, it will recognize the Southern Ocean as the world’s fifth ocean. This is because the swift current circling Antarctica keeps the waters there distinct and worthy of their own name. Read full article

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