How many oceans are there on Earth?

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Although the ocean is one enormous and interconnected body of water, it is broken up into four regions. The four ocean regions are the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic.

These oceans cover 71 percent of Earth's surface and are interconnected by a series of currents that carry water in continuous cycles throughout all of the oceans. Throughout history, their boundaries have changed and, as of 2000, some countries have recognized and named a fifth ocean. It is referred to as the Southern Ocean and extends from the Antarctic coast to the 60 degree latitude line. These boundaries have not yet been accepted by all countries but is still being considered by the International Hydrographic Organization.

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Many people believe that there are four Oceans on Planet Earth, however there are actually five Oceans. They are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic and Antarctic Oceans.
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Ther are 5 oceans. They are the Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Southern Ocean, Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
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The world is divided into four major "oceans" - the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean,
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Although the oceans of the earth are all connected and truly one "World Ocean," most often the world is divided into four major "oceans" - the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic
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There are five major oceans, the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Indian, the Arctic and the Southern Ocean.
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