"While a "sea" is generally defined as a large lake that contains saltwater, or a specific portion of an ocean, the idiom "Sail the seven seas," is not so easily defined. "- [1]

A sea is a large body of water, typically bordering an ocean but not big enough to be called an ocean. Silverscreen pirates often refer to "sailing the seven seas."



Bodies of water that are called seas but don't join an ocean are in fact lakes with a different name.

  1. The Dead Sea is in fact a salt lake and much saltier than any ocean.
  2. The Caspian Sea is saltier than a typical freshwater lake but less salty than any ocean. [2]


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