Oceans Around the World

Take a look at a map of the world. What does all that blue stand for?

That blue space is water! Most of the earth is covered in water. The huge body of water that covers most of the earth is called the world ocean. But this is made up of five main oceans.

Two of the main oceans are the Pacific and the Atlantic. These are the two biggest oceans. They both touch North and South America. The Pacific is to the west of these continents. The Atlantic is to the east.

The third biggest ocean is the Indian Ocean. It stretches between Africa and Australia.

The smallest ocean is the Arctic Ocean. It is by the North Pole.

The Southern Ocean is the last ocean. It has no real edges, so it’s hard to say how big it is. It is made up of the water near Antarctica.