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The Pacific Ocean: 
Is the largest of the world's five oceans (followed by the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and the Arctic Ocean). Strategically important access waterways include the La Perouse, Tsugaru,
Tsushima, Taiwan, Singapore, and Torres Straits. The decision by the International Hydrographic Organization in the spring of 2000 to delimit a fifth ocean, the Southern Ocean, removed the portion of the Pacific Ocean south of 60 degrees south. 



The Atlantic Ocean: 
Is the second-largest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean, but larger than the Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and the Arctic Ocean
). The Kiel Canal (Germany), Oresund (Denmark-Sweden), Bosporus (Turkey), Strait of Gibraltar (Morocco-Spain), and the St. Lawrence Seaway (Canada-US) are important strategic access waterways. The decision by the International Hydrographic Organization in the spring of 2000 to delimit a fifth world ocean, the Southern Ocean, removed the portion of the Atlantic Ocean south of 60 degrees south. 
 


The Indian Ocean: 
Is the third-largest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean, but larger than the Southern Ocean and the Arctic Ocean). Four critically important access waterways are the Suez Canal (Egypt), Bab el Mandeb (Djibouti-Yemen), Strait of Hormuz (Iran-Oman), and Strait of Malacca (Indonesia-Malaysia). The decision by
the International Hydrographic Organization in the spring of 2000 to delimit a fifth ocean, the Southern Ocean, removed the portion of the Indian Ocean south of 60 degrees south. 

 


The Arctic Ocean:
Is the smallest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and the recently delimited the Southern Ocean). The Northwest Passage (The US and Canada) and Northern Sea Route (Norway and Russia
) are two important seasonal waterways. A sparse network of air, ocean, river, and land routes circumscribes the Arctic Ocean 
 

 

Southern Ocean:
In 2000, the International Hydrographic Organization created the fifth and newest world ocean - the Southern Ocean - from the southern portions of the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and the Pacific Ocean. The new Southern Ocean completely surrounds Antarctica. 
Information provided by world fact and figures http://www.worldfactsandfigures.com

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