Much of the knowledge we have learned through new discoveries will have to be changed. According to the National Geographic Society, the world’s oceans are five, not four. The National Geographic Society is a source of information for many maps around the world. The new announcement could make a big difference.
The Southern Ocean in Antarctica is now the fifth largest ocean in the world. According to National Geographic, the area where the waters of Antarctica are at 60 degrees latitude is called the Southern Ocean. The New Ocean is the border between the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans. This declaration officially requires various international recognitions.
Scientists have known for years that the icebergs around Antarctica are becoming a unique ecological region that defines ocean currents and temperatures. However, the name and extent of this fifth ocean region must be approved by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO). Many call the area the Southern Ocean, some scientists call it the Antarctic Ocean, and some call it the Australian Ocean.
“Found only in the South Seas,
Also known as minke whales, leopard seals, emperor penguins, orca and humpback whales, the Antarctic krill is a major member of the organism’s food chain. All of this gives priority to the particular ocean.