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  1. Ross Seanoun

    an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean in Antarctica

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  1. Ross Sea

    The Ross Sea is a deep bay of the Southern Ocean in Antarctica, between Victoria Land and Marie Byrd Land and within the Ross Embayment, and is the southernmost sea on Earth. It derives its name from the British explorer James Clark Ross who visited this area in 1841. To the west of the sea lies Ross Island and Victoria Land, to the east Roosevelt Island and Edward VII Peninsula in Marie Byrd Land, while the southernmost part is covered by the Ross Ice Shelf, and is about 200 miles (320 km) from the South Pole. Its boundaries and area have been defined by the New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research as having an area of 637,000 square kilometres (246,000 sq mi).The circulation of the Ross Sea is dominated by a wind-driven ocean gyre and the flow is strongly influenced by three submarine ridges that run from southwest to northeast. The circumpolar deep water current is a relatively warm, salty and nutrient-rich water mass that flows onto the continental shelf at certain locations. The Ross Sea is covered with ice for most of the year.The nutrient-laden water supports an abundance of plankton and this encourages a rich marine fauna. At least ten mammal species, six bird species and 95 fish species are found here, as well as many invertebrates, and the sea remains relatively unaffected by human activities. New Zealand has claimed that the sea comes under its jurisdiction as part of the Ross Dependency. Marine biologists consider the sea to have a high level of biological diversity and it is the site of much scientific research. It is also the focus of some environmentalist groups who have campaigned to have the area proclaimed as a world marine reserve. In 2016 an international agreement established the region as a marine park.

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  1. ross sea

    The Ross Sea is a deep bay in the Southern Ocean in Antarctica, between Victoria Land and Marie Byrd Land. It was discovered by James Ross in 1841 and is known for its exceptional biodiversity, including being home to significant populations of penguins, seals, and whales. The Ross Sea is also the site of the Ross Ice Shelf, which is the largest floating ice platform in the world.

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  1. Ross Sea

    The Ross Sea is a deep bay of the Southern Ocean in Antarctica between Victoria Land and Marie Byrd Land.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ross Sea in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ross Sea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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