open ocean


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sargassum mats in the open ocean can benefit wildlife. Bill Kearney, Sun Sentinel, 14 Mar. 2023 It has been noted for several decades that climate models tend to predict that Earth will become more sensitive to CO2 as, for example, polar ice melts, exposing open ocean and land that absorb rather than reflect sunlight. IEEE Spectrum, 14 Mar. 2023 Sargassum, a genus of large brown seaweed, is pretty much harmless —or even beneficial—out in the open ocean. Sara Kiley Watson, Popular Science, 13 Mar. 2023 Swim, fly, roll and chomp your way to the open ocean in a bid for freedom and to reunite friends once again. Kris Holt, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023 But that doesn’t mean sperm whales want to restrict themselves to the open ocean. Emma Marris, The Atlantic, 22 Feb. 2023

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“Open ocean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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