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Sea


Sea smaller bodies of salt water of the ocean with a proper name, especially if partially enclosed by land, eg, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Arabian Sea. Large expanses of inland salt water, completely land-locked, are also termed as seas, eg, Dead Sea, Caspian Sea. The name is loosely used to refer to the great mass of salt water which covers much of the earth's surface and is commonly used as a synonym for ocean. Arctic and Antarctic seas as well as some others freeze in winter. Frozen salt water become sea ice.

Table Selected seas in different continents.

Continent Sea
Asia Red Sea, Arabian Sea, South China Sea, Java Sea, Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, Bering Sea, East Siberian Sea, Laptev Sea
Europe Black Sea, Agean Sea, Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, Baltic Sea, Barent Sea, White Sea
North America Labrador Sea, Greenland Sea, Beaufort Sea
South America Caribbean Sea
Australia Coral Sea, Arafura Sea, Timor Sea, Tasman Sea

[Mohd Shamsul Alam]