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what is a sea?

A sea is a division of ocean with large body of saline water partially enclosed by land.Depending upon the amount of salt in the water, sea water freezes at about 28 degrees F. High salt content lowers the temperature for freezing and low salt content raises the temperature for freezing.

World's Top 10 Oceans and Seas based on Area

  • The saltiest sea in the world is the Red Sea with 41 parts of salt per 1,000 parts of water.
  • The warmest sea in the world is the Red Sea, where temperatures range from 68 degrees to 87.8 degrees F depending upon which part you measure.
  • The coldest seas are found near the poles such as the Greenland, Barents, Beaufort, Kara, Laptev and East Siberian Seas found near the north pole and Weddell and Ross Seas found in the south poles. The Baltic Sea is also considered one of the coldest seas.
What are the "Seven Seas"?

"Seven seas" referred to the Indian Ocean, Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Adriatic Sea, Persian Gulf, Mediterranean Sea, and the Red Sea.

Seven Seas are also referred as different bodies of water. 


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