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GREAT SOUTHERN OCEAN

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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 422 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GREAT SOUTHERN OCEAN, the name given to the belt of water which extends almost continuously round the globe between the parallel of 4o° S. and the Antarctic Circle (661° S.). The fact that the southern extremity of South America is the only land extending into this belt gives it special physical importance in relation to tides and currents, and its position with reference to the Antarctic Ocean and continent makes it convenient to regard it as a separate ocean from which the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans may be said to radiate. (See OCEAN.)
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i hate to be the one to prove an encyclopedia wrong, considering the fact that i'm just a NYC carpenter. Actually i feel pretty intelligent for doing so. There is officially no body of water on the Earth's surface named the Great Southern Ocean. There are five global oceans and they are named as follows: Indian, Arctic, Pacific, Atlantic, and Southern Ocean. The latter officially named in 2000 by the IHO. There is no body of water named the Great Southern Ocean. Some encyclopedia you are, fix yourself!
> i hate to be the one to prove an encyclopedia wrong, considering the fact that i'm just a NYC carpenter. Actually i feel pretty intelligent for doing so. Please don't. This fact appears to have escaped you, but you are reading a digitised version of the 1911 Encylopedia Britannica. They've probably fixed it by now. Combined knowledge of Mankind, four zillion, carpenters from NYC, 0, but -50 million for style, know what I'm saying?
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