National Geographic recognizes new Southern Ocean, bringing global total to five

National Geographic recognizes new Southern Ocean, bringing global total to five

Organization says the Southern Ocean consists of the waters surrounding Antarctica, out to 60-degrees south latitude

Anyone who thought the world had four oceans will now have to think again, after the National Geographic Society announced it would recognize a new Southern Ocean in Antarctica, bringing the global total to five.

The National Geographic, a non-profit scientific and educational organization whose mapping standards are referenced by many atlases and cartographers, said the Southern Ocean consists of the waters surrounding Antarctica, out to 60-degrees south latitude.

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