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Antarctic Ocean


Antarctic Ocean, ocean surrounding the Antarctic continent, also called the Southern Ocean; sometimes not considered to be a separate ocean but rather a part of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans. Its width varies from 700 mi (1,100 km) at the tip of South America to 2,400 mi (3,860 km) off the tip of Africa. Pack ice and icebergs drift in the ocean's 29°F (−2°C) waters.

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