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National Geographic recognises ‘Southern Ocean’ as world’s 5th Ocean

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National Geographic recognises ‘Southern Ocean’ as world’s 5th Ocean

National Geographic recognises ‘Southern Ocean’ as world’s 5th Ocean

The ‘Southern Ocean’ has recently been recognized by the ‘National Geographic magazine’ as the fifth ocean of the world.

KeyPoints:

  • The Southern Ocean is the only ocean that ‘touches three other oceans and completely encircles one continent. The northern boundary of this ocean touches the latitude of 60 degrees south.
  • The Southern Ocean is also defined by the Antarctic perihelion current that formed 34 million years ago. This current flows around Antarctica from west to east.
  • It was also recognized by the ‘International Hydrographic Organization’ in the year 1937, but it was canceled in the year

International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)

  • The International Hydrographic Organization is an intergovernmental consultative and technical organization established in 1921 to support the safety of navigation and the protection of the marine environment. India is a member country of IHO.

Source – The Hindu

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