Talk:Ocean

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NPOV[edit]

What's up with calling the pacific ocean peaceful? 24.218.161.224 (talk) 01:33, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Mixing time and residence time[edit]

The mixing time of the ocean's water is not the residence time of a dissolved constituent, and so the article's implication that the two terms are synonymous is incorrect. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.186.0.31 (talk) 15:48, 8 December 2014 (UTC)


Average depth[edit]

According to NOAA it is 4265m - http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/oceandepth.html. All the best: Rich Farmbrough13:48, 28 March 2015 (UTC).

Sea/ocean definition[edit]

Intrigued by this definition of a sea as "a body of saline water (generally a division of the world ocean) partly or fully enclosed by land". Strictly speaking, all the oceans are partly enclosed by land, so they are all seas! Gymnophoria (talk) 13:50, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Image caption[edit]

There is a picture of the sea -- well, the Atlantic Ocean apparently, captioned: "Surface of the Atlantic Ocean meeting Earth's planetary boundary layer and troposphere, a range view which varies depending on the assumed surface elevation." Something seems to have gone wrong: this makes no sense to me. Since the article is about oceans, mention of different layers of the atmosphere seems unnecessary. Imaginatorium (talk) 15:15, 29 July 2016 (UTC)