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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