This shock of the sea shook the map of the world.
National Geographic Society has announced that in the future it will have five oceans on its map instead of four. these:
- Arctic Ocean
- Atlantic Ocean
- Indian Ocean
- Pacific Ocean
- More new: Southern Ocean
A spokesman for the society, which is committed to the progress of geography, said: “The Southern Ocean has long been an issue among scientists, but it has never been officially recognized.” Now it should be changed.
Washington-based National Geographic has been publishing geographic maps for more than 100 years. Since then only four oceans have been recorded on them. Earthquake tremors on the occasion of World Oceans Day on 8 June. Producers attribute the rise to the unique habitat of Antarctic waters.
The speaker said of the nature around the South Pole: “The glaciers are bluer, the air cooler, the mountains more eerie and the landscapes more breathtaking than anywhere else.”
Interesting: While the four remaining waters were defined by adjacent continents, the Antarctic Circumpolar Current determines the Southern Ocean. It is the most powerful cold ocean on Earth. For comparison: it currently carries 140 times more water per day than all rivers in the world.
Depending on the definition, the New Ocean lies to the 60th parallel or south of the Antarctic Convergence. Scientists understand it as the boundary at which the waters of the Southern Ocean meet other water bodies.
71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans and their tributaries. Climate change plays an important role in this. Experts predict that many marine organisms will die due to global warming.
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