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Challenge to the current definition of "seven seas"Edit

One definition that is shown for the "Seven seas" is

"(it) is ab ancient phrase for all the world's oceans." In another place, "Since the 19th century, the term has been taken to include the seven oceanic bodies of water."

I agree with the second statement but cannot accept the first one. The ancient Greeks did not know all the world's oceans. And a sea is not an ocean. In another place, this second statement is sort of accommodated by including the Caspian Sea and Aral Sea in the 7.

But the truth really lies somewhere else.

The Mediterranean Basin was well known to the Greeks and many others at that time. And their 7 seas were ALL CONTAINED WITHIN THE MEDITERRANEAN BASIN!.

these are the ancient (and 21st century seas) located there.

  1. 1. AEGEAN
  2. 2. ADRIATIC
  3. 3. IONIAN
  4. 4. LIGURIAN

These 7 seas were the very well known and very well travelled by all the peoples of the Mediterranean Basin. The original reference is lost in history but it was a common term for the merchants - all of whom wanted to sail the 7 seas and trade with all the countries located there.

Another very interesting fact is that, in ancient times, only the southern portion of the water complex was known as the Mediterranean. Which means that Alexandria was on the Mediterranean but most of the other ports within the basin were not for some other sea (by name) seas were the waters bordering Italy, Greece, etc. Today, we tend to dismiss the existence of some of these ancient names, but that does not invalidate them. \ I am a retired University Professor of Geography and I have played this name game with many of my students - especially those going to Europe - hoping to swim in the Mediterranean - without actually visiting a European coastline that actually borders on the Mediterranean. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:E000:FFC0:3B:3443:DB33:D6F6:6AAF (talk) 17:47, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

Looking for collaborators on topics related to oceans plus climate change or SDG 14Edit

I am just wondering if there are people watching this page who have an interest in topics that deal with oceans plus climate change, or oceans plus Sustainable Development Goal 14? If yes, please get in touch. I am working on a project that is improving content on SDG 14 which is all about oceans... Please see here for further information: Can you help with determining if we have the right articles on our list? Currently we have chosen around 50 (we might be able to tackle a maximum of 100). Mainly looking for articles with high view rates. EMsmile (talk) 03:49, 10 February 2021 (UTC)

FAR for SeabirdEdit

I have nominated Seabird for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. (t · c) buidhe 01:28, 14 February 2021 (UTC)

Notification of discussion on merging ocean and seaEdit

A discussion is underway regarding what's supposed to be the difference between the articles on ocean and on sea, and if they could be merged. Please help and participate here. EMsmile (talk) 00:14, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Actually, these are the updated links: Please contribute to the discussion about how sea and ocean currently overlap and how this could be improved. See on the talk page here. In addition, see merger discussion of world ocean into ocean here. We need more inputs to the discussion. (But please don't just think of it as a "geography" question as there is more to it).EMsmile (talk) 04:23, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
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