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List of Seas and Facts for Kids


A sea is a large body of saline water that may be connected with an ocean or may be a large saline lake that, like the Caspian Sea, lacks a natural outlet. The Ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians navigated the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea, while Hannu was the first sea explorer for whom substantial information exists in the modern era.

  • The seas along the eastern and southern Asian coast were used by the Arabs and Chinese for navigation, while the North Sea and the Baltic Sea were known to Europeans during Roman times.
  • Pomors, living at the White Sea coast, also sailed to Svalbard, but the Barents Sea got its name later, due to the 16th century Dutch expedition headed by Willem Barentsz.
  • Other seas in Arctic Russia were also explored in connection with the search of the Northern Sea Route.
  • In the first half of the 17th century the Kara Sea was already used on a regular basis for navigation between the city of Arkhangelsk and the mouth of the Ob River and upstream to the city of Mangazeya (Mangazeya Trade Route) and to the mouth of the Yenisei River (Yenisey Trade Route).
  • In 1648, Semyon Dezhnyov led an expedition down the Kolyma River, around the cape now known as Cape Dezhnev, and to the mouth of the Anadyr River.
  • By the end of the 17th century, the seas along what is now the Arctic and Pacific coasts of Russia were already discovered, although the systematic description and reliable mapping of the coast line only began in the 18th century, and the geographical locations of all islands were not established until the first half of the 20th century, when aviation was employed.

List of Seas

  • Adriatic Sea
  • Aegean Sea
  • Aland Sea
  • Aki-nada
  • Alboran Sea
  • Amakusa-nada
  • Amundsen Sea
  • Andaman Sea
  • Arabian Sea
  • Arafura Sea
  • Aral Sea
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Baie d’Hudson
  • Bakor Sea
  • Balearic Sea
  • Bali Sea
  • Baltic Sea
  • Banda Sea
  • Barents Sea
  • Bay of Bengal
  • Beaufort Sea
  • Bellingshausen Sea
  • Bering Sea
  • Bingo-nada
  • Bismarck Sea
  • Black Sea
  • Bohol Sea
  • Bulkhead Rip
  • Camotes Sea
  • Cape Rip
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Caspian Sea
  • Celebes Sea
  • Celtic Sea
  • Ceram Sea
  • Chosŏndong-hae
  • Chukchi Sea
  • Clement Rapids
  • Coral Sea
  • Davis Sea
  • Dent Rapids
  • East China Sea
  • East Siberian Sea
  • Eastern Chops
  • Eastern Mediterranean
  • Flores Sea
  • Galloway Rapids
  • Genkai-nada
  • Greene Point Rapids
  • Greenland Sea
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Halmahera Sea
  • Harima-nada
  • Hibiki-nada
  • Hiuchi-nada
  • Hyŏnji-hae
  • Hyūga-nada
  • Indian River
  • Inland Sea
  • Ionian Sea
  • Irish Sea
  • Itsuki-nada
  • Iyo-nada
  • Java Sea
  • Jiuzhou Yang
  • Kalupag Sea
  • Kara Sea
  • Kashima-nada
  • Khalkidhikón Pélagos
  • Kong Håkon VII Hav
  • Koro Sea
  • Kosmonavtov, more
  • Kumano-nada
  • Labrador Sea
  • Laccadive Sea
  • Landmeen
  • Laptev Sea
  • Laut Lepar
  • Lazareva, more
  • Leading Tickles
  • Ligurian Sea
  • Lincoln Sea
  • Long Rip
  • Luzon Sea
  • Maotou Yang
  • Mawson Sea
  • McKinley Sea
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Meiyu Yang
  • Mer d’ Emeraude
  • Mer de Lincoln
  • Mer du Labrador
  • Mindanao Sea
  • Mizushima-nada
  • Molucca Sea
  • Moore Rip
  • Myrtóön Pélagos
  • Nakwakto Rapids
  • North Sea
  • Northwest Rip
  • Northwest Straits
  • Norwegian Sea
  • Outer Bald Rip
  • P’eng-hu Wan
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Pechorskoye More
  • Philippine Sea
  • Pollock Rip
  • Prince Gustaf Adolf Sea
  • Putuo Yang
  • Qizhou Yang
  • Queen Victoria Sea
  • Quoddy River
  • Red Sea
  • Riser-Larsena, more
  • Ross Sea
  • Saaristomeri
  • Salish Sea
  • Samar Sea
  • Sargasso Sea
  • Savu Sea
  • Scotch Corner
  • Scotia Sea
  • Sea of Azov
  • Sea of Crete
  • Sea of Japan
  • Sea of Marmara
  • Sea of Okhotsk
  • Sea of the Hebrides
  • Shag Harbour Rip
  • Shantarskoye More
  • Short Rip
  • Sibuyan Sea
  • Sodruzhestva, more
  • Solomon Sea
  • Somova, more
  • South China Sea
  • South Pacific Ocean
  • Sulu Sea
  • Suō-nada
  • Tail of the Rip
  • Tasman Sea
  • Thálassa Cheimarras
  • Thale Phuket
  • The Hospital
  • The Overfalls
  • The Rip
  • The Swirlers
  • The Tittle
  • Thimble Tickles
  • Thrakikón Pelagós
  • Timor Sea
  • Tosa-wan
  • Tyrrhenian Sea
  • Uwa-kai
  • Virsko More
  • Visayan Sea
  • Wandel Hav
  • Weddell Sea
  • Western Mediterranean
  • Whirlpool Rapids
  • White Sea
  • Wilsons Rip
  • Yellow Sea