Definitions

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  • proper n. A bay in the Southern Ocean, between Victoria Land and Marie Byrd Land

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  • n. an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean in Antarctica

Etymologies

Named for James Ross, who discovered the sea in 1841. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Foiled by the presence of land from gaining the magnetic Pole, he turned southwards (true) into what is now called the Ross Sea, and, after spending many days in travelling down this coast-line with the mountains on his right hand, the Ross Sea on his left, he discovered and named the great line of mountains which here for some five hundred miles divides the sea from the Antarctic plateau.

    The Worst Journey in the World Antarctic 1910-1913

  • New Zealand fishing vessels led the charge into the Ross Sea, which is a primary fishing area for the species.

    UnderwaterTimes.com News of the Underwater World

  • Ross Sea, which is a primary fishing area for the species.

    NZ On Screen

  • Program, was conducted at two colonies in the southern Ross Sea, which is south of New

    RedOrbit News - Technology

  • The Ross Sea is the last open ocean tract (i.e. not a reef) that still has a food web much like what one would expect the 'Garden of Eden' to have been like.

    Mongabay.com News

  • Type C killer whales - also known as Ross Sea killer whales - eat fish and hunt under

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  • According to an article in the New Scientist, part of what is driving the warming along the West Antarctic Peninsula and cooling in the Ross Sea is the ozone hole:

    RealClimate

  • RODNEY RUSS: We work in the Ross Sea, which is south of Australia and New Zealand obviously and there's very limited shipping down there.

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  • Mr Garrett also said that most whaling activity this season is expected to be in the Ross Sea, which is part of the New Zealand search and rescue area.

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  • Japanese whaling is likely to be limited to the Ross Sea which is part of New Zealand's search and rescue responsibility.

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