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    Tasman Sea

    (Encyclopedia) Tasman Sea, arm of the S Pacific Ocean between Australia and New Zealand; named for Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. Sydney, Australia, is the largest city on the sea.

    Tasman Glacier

    (Encyclopedia) Tasman Glacier, largest glacier of New Zealand, 18 mi (29 km) long and 5.6 mi (9 km) wide, on the South Island, in the Southern Alps. It flows SE to the Tasman River. Ski meets are held there. ...


    (Encyclopedia) sea, term used as synonymous with ocean , or a subdivision of an ocean (Caribbean Sea, Yellow Sea), or erroneously designating a large salt lake (Caspian Sea, Dead Sea, Aral Sea). ...

    Tasman, Abel Janszoon

    (Encyclopedia) Tasman, Abel Janszoon ä´bəl yän´sōn tä´smän [key], 1603?–1659, Dutch navigator. In the service of the Dutch East India Company from c.1632 to 1653, he made several trading and explo...

    West Sea

    (Encyclopedia) West Sea: see Yellow Sea .

    Putrid Sea

    (Encyclopedia) Putrid Sea: see Sivash Sea , Ukraine.

    East Sea

    (Encyclopedia) East Sea: see Japan, Sea of .

    law of the sea

    (Encyclopedia) law of the sea: see maritime law ; sea, law of the ; seas, freedom of the .

    Norwegian Sea

    (Encyclopedia) Norwegian Sea, part of the Atlantic Ocean, NW of Norway, between the Greenland Sea and the North Sea. It is separated from the Atlantic by a submarine ridge linking Iceland and the Faeroe Islan...

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