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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.
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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.
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.
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
The Mother Nature activists, Hun Vannak and Dem Kundy, were charged with 'incitement' and making unauthorised recordings of a person's 'private property' for filming suspected sand-bearing vessels on the open ocean in Koh Kong.
Dongsha Atoll is typically hit in June with tropical storms and strong winds and waves that churn in seawater from the open ocean to help corals stay cool, said Tom DeCarlo, a graduate student in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography.
The big rafts of eiders on the open ocean were a sight to see.
Aragonite levels drop by about 50 percent around individual reefs compared with levels in the open ocean, the analysis suggests.
OCEANFISH aims to finalize the development and start the commercialisation of the various technologies necessary to transform Gili~s existing Subflex Classic systems to advanced and sophisticated open ocean systems improving growth rates, reducing ecological impact and providing the aquaculture industry with the tools necessary to meet the market demands.
Beginning in 2013, the X Prize Foundation opened a competition to international teams to develop marine pH sensing systems that would be tested both in laboratory conditions as well as the open ocean.