How many oceans in the world?

Around 71% of the Earth’s surface is made up of water, and around 96.5% of that water is contained in the Oceans of the Earth, but how many Oeans in the world are there? Five; the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans.

The Arctic Ocean is the smallest and shallowest of the world’s oceans, and is almost completely surrounded by Eurasia and North America. The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of them all, it extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south and is bounded by Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east.

The Atlantic Ocean covers approximately 20% of the Earth’s surface and separates the ‘Old World’ from the ‘New World’. The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean and covers 70,560,000 km2 including the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. And the Southern Ocean (also known as the Antarctic Ocean to some) consists of the southernmost waters of the world and is generally taken to be south of 60° S. Latitude and encircling Antarctica.

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This beautiful world map of oceans is printed on clear acetate so you can see the oceans underneath and has shimmering silver foil over the countries. You can scratch these off as you visit them to reveal rainbow colors underneath and to create your very own personal travel record.

This oceans map features in-depth detail of the world’s oceanography, such as key ocean facts and nautical flags to represent the alphabet. It also includes national and state borders, a numbered country key for smaller countries and 15 co-ordinates to tick off.

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