Ocean?  Oceans?  Which Is Correct?

Ocean? Oceans? Which Is Correct?

Courtesy of OneOcean.

Planet Earth is 70% comprised of water including the Pacific OceanAtlantic OceanIndian OceanSouthern Ocean (or Antarctic Ocean), and Arctic Ocean as well as the North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Adriatic Sea, Aegean Sea, Black Sea, Red Sea, and Arabian Sea (known as the The Ancient Seven Seas). These open bodies of water are all interconnected?

So what do we properly call them? The world’s oceans or just, simply, the ocean? In other words, are there more than one oceans in the world – or just one? Find out from OneOcean Flotilla, a collective of non-governmental organizations, seeking to influence ocean protection through aligned, impactful communication: 

For more information on #droptheS, visit www.oceanprotect.org.

OneOcean Flotilla members include Crema, Great Whale Conservancy, Grupo de Estudos de Ordenamento do Território e Ambiente, Sciaena, MPA Guide, West Coast Environmental Law, Wild Trust, Wildlife and Countryside Link, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Nature Conservancy, DOSI, Oceans North, UN Foundation, GSCC, World Resources Institute, Rare, ASOC, Sasakawa Foundation, Break Free From Plastic, The World Economic Forum, Friends of Ocean Action, Clean Arctic Alliance, Clean up Carnival, Seas At Risk, The Aspen Institute, Blue Climate Solutions, Ocean Ipso, Global Fishing Watch, World Commission on Protected Areas, Blue Marine Foundation, AIDA, Greenovation Hub, High Seas Alliance, Project AWARE®, Turkish Marine Research Foundation, Marine Conservation Society, Our Fish, Benioff Ocean Initiative, Ocean Unite, Greenpeace International, Wild Oceans, World Animal Net, David Suzuki Foundation, Women4Oceans, Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, International Fund for Animal Welfare, NRDC, Global Ocean Trust, Marine Conservation Institute, Oceanus Research Group, Icelandic Nature Association, Ocean Care, Marine CoLABoration, Shark Project, Ecology Action Centre, Protected Seas, One Earth – One Ocean, Project Everyone, Nekton Mission, Animal Welfare Institute, Center for American Progress, National Ocean Protection Coalition, Compass Science Communications, Nature Canada, Our Shared Seas, BirdLife International, The Ocean Project, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Coral Reefs on the High Seas Coalition, The Ocean Agency, Love The Oceans, Oceano Azul Foundation, Ocean Now!, Healthy Oceans Coalition, #OneLess, SurfRider Foundation, Ocean Stream, Changing Markets Foundation, Komunitas Penyelam Profesional Perempuan Indonesia – KP3I, OCC Uruguay, Schmidt Ocean Institute, Fundación MERI, Gallifrey Foundation, Common Seas, World Ocean Day, Environmental Justice Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies – Vibrant Oceans Initiative, Only One, Ocean Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Sargasso Sea Commission, Ocean Alliance, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, and Ecology Africa Foundation.