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Ocean
1) The body of salt water that covers more than 70% of the Earth's surface. 2) A very large stretch of sea, especially one of the five oceans of the world, as delineated by definable and independent land contours, bottom topography and wind and water circulation in both horizontal and vertical planes (based on Charton & Tietjen, 1989).

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