National Geographic Magazine Has Named the Southern Ocean the Fifth Ocean

17 June 2021 Current Affairs:On the occasion of World Oceans Day (June 8), National Geographic magazine named the “Southern Ocean” as the fifth largest ocean in the world. The other four oceans are the Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Arctic.

About Southern Ocean:
♦ The Southern Ocean is the only ocean that has contact with three other oceans (Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Ocean).
♦ It is the only ocean that fully embraces the continent instead of being embraced by the them.
♦ It is also distinguished by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, which formed 34 million years ago.
♦ Ocean current flows around Antarctica from west to east.

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