sea partially enclosed by islands, archipelagos, or peninsulas
A marginal sea is a part of an ocean that is between the coastal zone and open ocean. Such a sea is partly enclosed by land and not as deep as the open ocean. There are many named marginal seas. However, there is some disagreement on what makes a sea a marginal sea or not.
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- ↑ "Dimensions of the Oceans and Marginal Seas". Scholastic. Retrieved 16 September 2019.
- ↑ Wang, James C. F. (1992). Handbook on Ocean Politics & Law. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-313-26434-4.