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Red Sea

The Red Sea is a long, narrow arm of the Indian Ocean. It lies between the Arabian Peninsula and Africa. Many ships travel between Europe and Asia through the Red Sea, making it one of the busiest waterways in the world.... Read More

Persian Gulf

The Persian <<PUR zhuhn>> Gulf is a body of water in southwestern Asia. It lies between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. Arabs call it the Arabian Gulf. The Strait of Hormuz links the gulf to the Gulf of Oman, an arm of the Indian Ocean. The Persian Gulf is about 500 miles (800 kilometers) long. It averages 125 miles (201 kilometers) in width. It covers about 100,000 square miles (260,000 square kilometers). It is about 300 feet (91 meters) deep at the deepest point. Such sea animals as oysters and shrimp live in the gulf.... Read More

North Sea

The North Sea is a part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is between Great Britain and northern Europe. Seven countries border the North Sea. They are the United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. The Strait of Dover and the English Channel connect the North Sea with the rest of the Atlantic Ocean.... Read More

Mediterranean Sea

Mediterranean Sea <<mehd uh tuh RAY nee uhn see>> is a large body of water surrounded by Europe, Asia, and Africa.... Read More

East Sea

The Sea of Japan separates the islands of Japan from Korea and the eastern coast of Russia. It is also known as the East Sea. On the southern end of the sea is the Korea Strait. A strait is a narrow waterway that connects two large bodies of water. The Korean Strait connects the Sea of Japan to the East China Sea. The northern end of the Sea of Japan is connected to the Pacific Ocean by Tsugaru Strait, and to the Sea of Okhotsk by La Perouse Strait and Sakhalin Strait. The Sea of Japan covers about 400,000 square miles (1,000,000 square kilometers).... Read More

Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico is a huge body of water in North America. It is a part of the Atlantic Ocean that is almost surrounded by the United States and Mexico. The West Indies lie at the eastern end of the gulf between the United States and Mexico. Many keys, or small islands, lie in its waters off the coasts of Florida and the eastern tip of Mexico.... Read More


A gulf is a large body of salt water that is partially enclosed by land. Gulfs open onto oceans, and they share many of their characteristics. Because they are similar to oceans, gulfs such as the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Mexico are often called marginal seas.... Read More

Deep sea

The deep sea includes all waters more than 3,300 feet (1,000 meters) below sea level. The deep sea is the largest region of Earth. It is also the least explored.... Read More

Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is a saltwater lake in southwestern Asia. It lies between the countries of Israel and Jordan at the mouth of the River Jordan.... Read More

Coral Sea

The Coral <<KAWR uhl>> Sea is a part of the Pacific Ocean. It lies between the northeast coast of Australia, the Solomon Islands, and the Vanuatu island group. It has an unusually large number of atolls (coral islands) and bank reefs.... Read More