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OT: Southern Ocean (was: Re: OT: FW: Notice of Revocation of Independence)

From:Tristan Mc Leay <conlang@...>
Date:Monday, December 13, 2004, 5:29
On 13 Dec 2004, at 2.49 pm, # 1 wrote:

> Mark J. Reed wrote > >> On Sun, Dec 12, 2004 at 06:44:05PM -0500, # 1 wrote: >>> Two oceans? >>> Arctic, Atlantic, Indian and Pacific it makes four. > >> Yes, of course.  Five, if you count the Antarctic separately. > > Ho, I don't think I ever heard about the Antarctic Ocean. Where it is? > Around the Antarctic continent?
I think it's correctly called the Southern Ocean. (I've never heard it called the Antarctic Ocean before, but have seen plenty of maps of Australia with the Pacific Ocean to the east, Indian to the west, and Southern to the south.) It basically goes around Antarctica reaching as far north as Australia's southern coast (I don't know where the border between the Pacific and the Southern Oceans are).
> The divisions between the other oceans are where water narrows but > there isn't that kind of thing in Antarctica
Well, there isn't much of a division between the Indian and Southern or the Southern and Pacific, so the boundry between the Indian and Pacific, if we ignore the Southern, is already arbitrary... -- Tristan.