open ocean

noun

: an area of ocean that is far from land
fish caught in the open ocean

Examples of open ocean in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, the swimming scenes were shot on the open ocean, in the Black Sea and the English Channel. Olivia B. Waxman, TIME, 31 May 2024 Abyssal microplastics appear to sink from the surface of the open ocean, and polystyrene particles increase the bioaccumulation of SSRIs in brine shrimp. Emily Harnett, Harper's Magazine, 26 Apr. 2024 In September 2023, the Utopia of the Seas hit the open ocean for the very first time. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 8 May 2024 Those only recently stranded from the sea still have their rich, cobalt-blue color, a pigment that provides both camouflage and protection from the sun’s UV rays during their life on the open ocean. Corinne Purtill, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2024 Despite being the largest animal on the planet, blue whales maintain a life of secrecy, spending their days in the deep, open ocean. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 12 Apr. 2024 Hundreds of times a year, gargantuan vessels like this one, laden with containers of freight, had eased beneath the Key, bound for open ocean and ports around the globe. William Wan, Washington Post, 30 Mar. 2024 Díaz noted that most open ocean beaches in Puerto Rico do not have lifeguards. CBS News, 29 Mar. 2024 Díaz warned that most open ocean beaches in Puerto Rico do not have lifeguards. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 28 Mar. 2024

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“Open ocean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/open%20ocean. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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