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Marginal seas are secondary seas that lie on the edge of the continents or oceans and are only separated from the free ocean by chain of islands , sea ​​ridges or deep sea channels - i.e. only incompletely.

Inland seas are to be distinguished from marginal seas . These are secondary seas that are only connected to an ocean or a larger sea by a very narrow strait (sea strait ) with a line of sight to the opposite shore. Mediterranean seas are secondary seas that lie between different continents.

Occasionally the term marginal sea is understood more broadly and equated with adjacent sea . According to this understanding, inland seas and Mediterranean seas are also part of the marginal seas.

Examples of marginal seas

These are the marginal seas of the oceans (sorted alphabetically):

Arctic Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

Indian Ocean

Pacific Ocean

Southern ocean

The marginal seas are (clockwise order):