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open ocean

Ocean limit defined as greater than 12 nautical miles (nm) from shore, as compared with high seas that are over 200 nm from shore. See also contiguous zone.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Now, in calm weather, to swim in the open ocean is as easy to the practised swimmer as to ride in a spring-carriage ashore.
Just imagine yourself in the presence of a troop of lions on the plain, or a school of sharks in the open ocean! For travellers in the air, this situation is just as dangerous."
On the south of my rock, a part of the island jutted out and hid the open ocean, so that a boat could thus come quite near me upon that side, and I be none the wiser.
If this had been effected, who would have ever imagined that in an early transitional state they had been inhabitants of the open ocean, and had used their incipient organs of flight exclusively, as far as we know, to escape being devoured by other fish?
Going forward and glancing over the weather bow, I perceived that the ship swinging to her anchor with the flood-tide, was now obliquely pointing towards the open ocean. The prospect was unlimited, but exceedingly monotonous and forbidding; not the slightest variety that I could see.
We may believe that the jagged and battered forms of the hard quartz yet show the effects of the waves of an open ocean.
Good ships and good men on both sides,--and a storm and the night and the dawn and all in the open ocean full steam ahead!
"There is something unique in the Red Sea because the deep water is warm -- around 21C -- while in the open ocean it should be around 2C," Hoteit said.
This holdover from the ancient Earth was not known to still exist in the open ocean.
Innovasea said the acquisition of WMT adds nursery/hatchery solutions to the company's existing open ocean grow-out systems.
"We know from the fishing industry if you put any sort of structure in the open ocean, it acts as a fish-aggregating device."