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National Geographic recognizes new, 5th ocean
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National Geographic recognizes new, 5th ocean

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In honor of World Oceans Day, the world got a new ocean.

On Tuesday, the cartographers at National Geographic officially recognized the Southern Ocean — also known as the Antarctic or the Austral Ocean — as the world’s fifth and newest ocean. The Southern Ocean encompasses the waters surrounding Antarctica, with boundaries “roughly centered around a latitude of 60 degrees south,” according to the outlet.

The National Geographic Society notes, however, that the Southern Ocean had already been recognized by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names in 1999, and by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) earlier in 2021.

“We’ve always labeled it, but we labeled it slightly differently [than other oceans],” said Alex Tait, a geographer for the National Geographic Society, in an article published Tuesday, June 8, aka World Oceans Day. “This change was taking the last step and saying we want to recognize it because of its ecological separation.”

National Geographic decided to designate the Antarctic waters as its own ocean (instead of merely southern parts the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific) to bring awareness to, and promote conservation of the waters. But also because of its unique attributes, which scientists and geographers have long recognized



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re: National Geographic recognizes new, 5th ocean
That’s some rough fricking seas down there.


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Another example of the evil white man taking something from the Indian


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That’s some rough fricking seas down there.



You should take your wife sailing down there. She likes it rough.


fr33manator
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re: National Geographic recognizes new, 5th ocean
Plus she’s used to the smell of fish down south


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National Geographic decided to designate the Antarctic waters as its own ocean (instead of merely southern parts the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific) to bring awareness to, and promote conservation of the waters
so it's a political move


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so it's a political move


As opposed to digging a new ocean manually?


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Frank?


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The Roaring 40s, Furious 50s and Screaming 60s are winds that batter the Southern Ocean, on the fringes of Antarctica. Their names are nods to the latitudes at which they occur in the Southern Hemisphere, and are terrifying in the intensity they evoke.


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I was learning about the southern ocean 10+ years ago.


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Plus she’s used to the smell of fish down south


She must have washed up when we got together.


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Frank?


Bob?


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Not news. They may recognize two more tomorrow.


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Not my ocean


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It has its own circulation patterns, hard to not consider it an ocean.


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That ocean is racist!


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Going there next year.


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Going there next year.



Why?


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first Pluto now this. feel like ive been living a lie


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it isnt kamala harris' vagina?


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