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Oceans
The New Ocean

Oceans
Oceans


The New Ocean
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.27

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    phytoplankton, ports, commercial, waterway, distinct, separate, traveled, chain, government, shrimp-like, study, exist, midsummer, research, between, winds
     content words:    Southern Ocean, Antarctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, United States, Amundsen Sea, Weddell Sea, Ross Sea

Other Languages
     Spanish: El nuevo océano


The New Ocean
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Did you know there's a new ocean? The Southern Ocean is the fifth ocean of the world. It was not always thought of as a separate ocean. In the spring of 2000, officials decided to name the Southern Ocean as a distinct ocean. The Southern Ocean surrounds the continent of Antarctica. For this reason, it is also called the Antarctic Ocean.
 
2     Oceans of the world cover about 71% of the Earth's surface. The five oceans of the world are the Atlantic Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and the Southern Ocean.
 
3     The Pacific Ocean is the largest. The Atlantic Ocean is second. The Indian Ocean is third in size. The Southern Ocean is the fourth. The Arctic Ocean is the smallest.

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