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In a sense, there is only one ocean covering 72% of the planet. One planet, one ocean. That said five oceanic divisions are usually reckoned: Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Arctic, and Southern; the last two listed are sometimes consolidated into the first three. What’s most important to note is that more than 95% of the underwater world remains unexplored.

Oceans have been absorbing the world’s extra heat. But there’s a huge payback – The Guardian
Spiking sea surface temperatures are raising climate concerns – Axios
The largest habitat on Earth is finally getting protection – Vox
Over 190 countries reach historic deal to protect oceans
Ocean heat reached all-time high in 2021, report finds

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