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Southern Ocean

Scope Notes: 

Body of water surrounding Antarctica and extending to S60#DG. In part, it replaces the concept of Antarctic Ocean which is no longer used. Those areas between S60#DG and S55#DG formerly considered as Antarctic Ocean, are now considered parts of the adjacent S Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic oceans. Before 2004, also search Antarctic Ocean. Before 1985, Scotia Sea was included as a narrower term of Antarctic Ocean. Added to Thesaurus in 2004.