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Does the ocean have land on all sides?
Question Date: 2014-09-27
Answer 1:

The simple answer to this question is no, the ocean does not have land on all sides. The difference between a sea and an ocean is that a sea does have land on all sides, but an ocean does not. Oceans can have another ocean on one side instead of land. For example, the Pacific Ocean touches the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Indian Ocean to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

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