Sea FAQs:

Q: Is a sea a large body of salt water that is surrounded in whole or in part by land?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sea known as the coast and the part between the lowest spring tides and the upper limit reached by splashing waves is the shore?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sea governed by international law?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sea an essential aspect of human trade?

A: Yes, and travel, mineral extraction, and power generation.

Q: Is a sea sodium chloride?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sea the particular body international law applied to maritime questions and offenses?

A: Yes.

Q: Are seas smaller and are usually bounded by land masses?

A: Yes, and the singular standard exception being the Sargasso Sea, which is created by the four currents bounding what is termed the North Atlantic Gyre.

Q: Are seas open to all states?

A: Yes, and whether coastal or land-locked" and provides a non-exhaustive list of freedoms including navigation, overflight, the laying of submarine cables, the building of artificial islands, fishing, and scientific research".

Q: Is a sea enforced over the protest of neighboring states?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sea especially common in Christian imagery?

A: Yes, where several of Jesus's disciples were said to have been fishermen on the Sea of Galilee.

Q: Is a sea conventionally divided into up to five large oceanic sections—including the International Hydrographic Organization's four named oceans and the Southern Ocean?

A: Yes, smaller, second-order sections, such as the Mediterranean, are known as seas.

Q: Was a sea contaminated by radioactive caesium-137 from the former Sellafield nuclear fuel processing plant and nuclear accidents sometimes cause radioactive material to seep into the sea?

A: Yes, as at the Fukushima in 2011.

Q: Was a sea once common but whales' dwindling numbers prompted international conservation efforts and finally a moratorium on most commercial hunting?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sea called oceanic?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a sea a recurring theme in the Haiku poems of the Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō?

A: Yes, In modern literature, sea-inspired novels have been written by the sailors Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad, and Herman Wouk.

Q: Are seas generally larger than lakes and contain salt water?

A: Yes.