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Author Topic:   The Gulf of Mexico is Not a Sea
JonF
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Message 7 of 15 (860383)
08-07-2019 11:12 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by Chiroptera
08-07-2019 10:50 AM


She said the bottom of the Gulf is not sea floor. Message 1070

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JonF
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Message 9 of 15 (860512)
08-08-2019 10:42 AM
Reply to: Message 8 by Faith
08-07-2019 3:58 PM


It is the floor of a sea. If it ever was part of the geologic column, it is now. And deposition is adding to it.

What is a sea:

quote:
a : a great body of salt water that covers much of the earth
broadly : the waters of the earth as distinguished from the land and air
b : a body of salt water of second rank more or less landlocked
the Mediterranean sea

(Merriam-Webster)
quote:
The sea, the world ocean or simply the ocean is the connected body of salty water that covers over 70% of Earth's surface (361,132,000 square kilometres (139,434,000 sq mi), with a total volume of roughly 1,332,000,000 cubic kilometres (320,000,000 cu mi)).

(Wikipedia)

quote:
sea
1. the continuous body of salt water covering the greater part of the earth's surface; ocean
2.a large body of salt water wholly or partly enclosed by land: the Red Sea, Irish Sea

(YourDictionary)

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1. one of the larger bodies of salt water, less than an ocean, found on the earth's surface; a body of salt water of second rank, generally forming part of, or connecting with, an ocean or a larger sea; as, the Mediterranean Sea; the Sea of Marmora; the North Sea; the Carribean Sea

2. an inland body of water, esp. if large or if salt or brackish; as, the Caspian Sea; the Sea of Aral; sometimes, a small fresh-water lake; as, the Sea of Galilee

3. the ocean; the whole body of the salt water which covers a large part of the globe



(Webster)

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Message 13 of 15 (860522)
08-08-2019 11:49 AM
Reply to: Message 12 by Faith
08-08-2019 11:18 AM


And it's part of "the" geologic column and is being added to.

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