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What is the difference between Ocean and Bay?

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E. Austin

E. Austin

E. Austin
E. Austin

Answered Aug 30, 2019

Oceans and bays are enormous bodies of water. Oceans are the most substantial water bodies on the globe; however, a bay is a form of water area that is bordered by land. Generally, a bay is a water body that is surrounded by land on three sides. Five oceans cover about 71% of the earth's surface. Bays are often an inlet in a lake or a more extensive water body.

Oceans and bays are enormous bodies of water. Oceans are the most substantial water bodies on the
As the bay is enclosed by land, one can come across calmer water than the oceans. Large bays can be called sea, gulf, bight, or sound, and the smaller bays can be called fjords. Oceans have more depth than the bay. The major bodies of oceans are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic. On the other hand, there are numerous bays, and two of the well- known bays are Hudson Bay and Bay of the Bengal. Oceans possess higher waves than bays.

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K. Myers

K. Myers

K. Myers
K. Myers, Blogger, Chicago

Answered Aug 14, 2019

Some people may assume that oceans and bays are similar to each other probably because they are both large bodies of water and they are both saltwater bodies of water. The ocean is known to be larger than the bay. The bay is also an indentation in the land that may be near a body of water.

Some people may assume that oceans and bays are similar to each other probably because they are
There are times when the indentation will be right at the ocean or sea. If this occurs, then this is not a bay anymore but a gulf. There are different oceans and bays in this world. Some adventurous people would like to visit all these places because they find it interesting.

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C. Lopez, Chauffer, Chauffer, Watertown

Answered May 24, 2019

Both oceans and bays are large bodies of water. Oceans are the largest bodies of water in the globe, while a bay is surrounded by land on three sides. Oceans have no land demarcations and they cover nearly three-fourths of the Earth's surface. There are four oceans, which are the Artic, Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Ocean.

Both oceans and bays are large bodies of water. Oceans are the largest bodies of water in the
There are countless bays. Examples include the Bay of Bengal and the Hudson Bay. Bays are also known as seas, bights, or gulfs. Oceans create high and rough waves, while the waves of a bay can be small. Oceans also have more depth than bays.

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