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Southern Ocean - National Geographic officially recognises 'new' ocean, here's all you need to know

Southern Ocean – Nationwide Geographic formally recognises ‘new’ ocean, here is all it’s good to know | Information

On World Oceans Day, the Nationwide Geographic introduced that it will acknowledge a fifth ocean – the Southern Ocean. To date 4 oceans have been identified: Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic.
“The Southern Ocean has lengthy been acknowledged by scientists, however as a result of there was by no means settlement internationally, we by no means formally acknowledged it,” Nationwide Geographic Society Geographer Alex Tait mentioned in a report on revealed on Nationwide Geographic’s official web site.
Notably, whereas different oceans are recognized by the area they encompass, the Southern Ocean is outlined by its present, the Nationwide Geography mentioned in a report.
In accordance with the Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Southern Ocean covers 30 p.c of the Earth’s ocean floor. It’s made up of the waters encircling Antarctica.
The event got here when the necessity to put extra give attention to the area’s peril and the necessity for conservation has turned imminent. 
Antarctica has been dealing with the brunt of local weather change and fast warming of the planet and scientists are learning the affect on the Southern Ocean, which is residence to a fragile marine ecosystem that features whales, penguins and seals.
In 2000, the boundaries of the ocean have been proposed however all international locations didn’t comply with it thus making it tough to be recognised by the Worldwide Hydrographic Group (IHO).

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