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Ocean

An ocean (, the sea of classical antiquity) is a body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere. On Earth, an ocean is one of the major conventional divisions of the World Ocean. These are, in descending order by area, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern (Antarctic), and Arctic Oceans. The word sea is often used interchangeably with "ocean" in American English but, strictly speaking, a sea is a body of saline water (generally a division of the world ocean) partly or fully enclosed by land.

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"Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly." -Van Morrison

Contributed by Jennifer Dang

The ocean is always greener...

The deeper the water gets, the bluer it is. Here in Boracay, I was already very far from shore; yet it was still this beautiful color ~

Contributed by Hannah Estrella

Philippines

No matter where you are though, the ocean is always magical~

Contributed by Hannah Estrella

Can you believe this will be the longest floating structure in world history?

Contributed by Sam Feldstone

True Beauty

I want to take pictures like this!

Contributed by Adam Trujillo

Let's go to the beach

Take me to the ocean .

Contributed by Ryann Burnett

Such a powerful picture...

Such a powerful picture...

Contributed by Katie Nehmer

Mariana Trench

The deepest part of the ocean is 36,200 feet, deep enough to fit about 37 Eiffel Towers stacked on top of one another. And Mt. Everest.

Contributed by Taylor Jackson

Nicaraguan Love Birds

View from my window as I wake up in paradise.

Contributed by Kayleigh Sutherlan

Nicaraguan morning wakeup

Rolling waves hit the shore as you open your eyes to a brand new day.

Contributed by Kayleigh Sutherlan

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