In How Many Seas Have You Swum?

Courtesy of Universe Today, World Ocean, Planet Earth.

Open water swimmers are growing in number and in geographic distribution around the world. They are challenging themselves all over the globe.

While open water swims in the International Hydrographic Organization-designated oceans (i.e., Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, and Arctic Ocean and the Southern Ocean) are frequently reported on, there are smaller open bodies of water that are either are, or becoming, more popular:

* Mediterranean Sea (1 in above map)
* Red Sea (2)
* Black Sea (3)
* Caribbean Sea (4)
* Gulf of Mexico (5)
* Hudson Bay (6)
* Bering Sea (7 mislabeled above)
* Tasman Sea (8)
* Coral Sea (9)
* Bay of Bengal (10)
* Arabian Sea (11)
* North Sea (12)

Other seas include the following:

* Davis Strait
* Labrador Sea
* Gulf of St. Lawrence
* Gulf of Maine
* Bay of Fundy
* Massachusetts Bay
* Cape Cod Bay
* Nantucket Sound
* Buzzards Bay
* Narragansett Bay
* Long Island Sound
* New York Bay
* Chesapeake Bay
* Bay of Campeche
* Campeche Bank
* Gulf of Gonâve (Haiti)
* Gulf of Honduras
* Golfo de los Mosquitos
* Gulf of Venezuela
* Gulf of Paria
* Gulf of Darién
* Argentine Sea
* Norwegian Sea
* Aegean Sea
* Adriatic Sea
* Ionian Sea
* Tyrrhenian Sea
* Wadden Sea
* Baltic Sea
* Archipelago Sea
* Bothnian Sea
* Central Baltic Sea
* Gulf of Riga
* Oresund Strait
* Sea of Åland
* English Channel
* Irish Sea
* Celtic Sea
* Bay of Biscay
* Cantabrian Sea
* Myrtoan Sea
* Sea of Crete
* Thracian Sea
* Alboran Sea
* Balearic Sea
* Catalan Sea
* Cilician Sea
* Gulf of Sidra
* Levantine Sea
* Libyan Sea
* Ligurian Sea
* Sea of Sardinia
* Sea of Sicily
* Marmara Sea
* Sea of Azov
* Gulf of Guinea
* Denmark Strait
* Chukchi Sea
* East Siberian Sea
* Laptev Sea
* Kara Sea
* Barents Sea
* Pechora Sea
* White Sea
* Wandel Sea
* Greenland Sea
* Lincoln Sea
* Baffin Bay
* The Northwest Passages
* Prince Gustav Adolf Sea
* Amundsen Gulf
* Hudson Strait
* James Bay
* Beaufort Sea
* Amundsen Sea
* Bass Strait
* Bellingshausen Sea
* Cooperation Sea
* Cosmonauts Sea
* Davis Sea
* D’Urville Sea
* Drake Passage
* Great Australian Bight
* Gulf St Vincent
* King Haakon VII Sea
* Lazarev Sea
* Mawson Sea
* Riiser-Larsen Sea
* Ross Sea
* Scotia Sea
* Somov Sea
* Spencer Gulf
* Weddell Sea
* Bay of Bengal
* Gulf of Aden
* Gulf of Oman
* Laccadive Sea
* Mozambique Channel
* Persian Gulf
* Timor Sea
* Anish Sea
* Arafura Sea
* Bali Sea
* Banda Sea
* Bering Sea
* Bismarck Sea
* Bohai Sea
* Bohol Sea or Mindanao Sea
* Camotes Sea
* Celebes Sea
* Ceram Sea
* Chilean Sea
* Sea of Chiloé
* East China Sea
* Flores Sea
* Gulf of Alaska
* Gulf of California or Sea of Cortés
* Gulf of Carpentaria
* Gulf of Thailand
* Halmahera Sea
* Java Sea
* Koro Sea
* Mar de Grau
* Molucca Sea
* Philippine Sea
* Salish Sea
* Savu Sea
* Sea of Japan
* Sea of Okhotsk
* Seto Inland Sea
* Sibuyan Sea
* Solomon Sea
* South China Sea
* Sulu Sea
* Tasman Sea
* Visayan Sea
* Yellow Sea

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