World Oceans Day is June 8, 2021 and has been designated an unofficial “vacation” by the United Nations as a means for humanity to have a good time the world’s oceans.
In honor of World Oceans Day 2021, National Geographic has identified a fifth ocean called the Southern Ocean, the physique of water surrounding Antarctica.
Whereas all of Earth’s oceans are interconnected, Nationwide Geographic made the choice to spotlight the Southern Ocean individually due to the wildlife, currents and ecological options that distinguish it from the Atlantic, Arctic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans.
“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,” National Geographic Society Geographer Alex Tait said in a statement.
Nationwide Geographic mentioned its objective in figuring out the Southern Ocean as a separate entity would spotlight the area’s personalized conservation wants and develop alternative for scientific analysis and academic efforts.
The fifth ocean, often known as the Antarctic Ocean or Austral Ocean, will probably be mirrored on maps in accordance with National Geographic’s map policy.
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