We all know Australia is “girt by sea” … but if you want to be precise, it’s actually more girt by oceans.
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The planet is about 70% water — and Australians should know that better than most. But there are some interesting rules for how bodies of water are named. What makes an ocean, and what defines a sea? What’s the different between a gulf and a bay? There are widely agreed upon naming conventions, but there are also plenty of interesting exceptions around the world.
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