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Indian Ocean

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The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's five oceans (after the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean, but larger than the Southern Ocean and Arctic Ocean). Four critically important access waterways are the Suez Canal (Egypt), Bab el Mandeb (Djibouti-Yemen), Strait of Hormuz (Iran-Oman), and Strait of Malacca (Indonesia-Malaysia). The decision by the International Hydrographic Organization in the spring of 2000 to delimit a fifth ocean, the Southern Ocean, removed the portion of the Indian Ocean south of 60 degrees south latitude. - The World Factbook

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Body of water between Africa, the Southern Ocean, Asia, and Australia - The World Factbook

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Melmoth the Wanderer Book Chalres Maturin The Tale of the Indians tells of an island in the Indian Ocean which is rumored to be haunted.
The Twenty-One Balloons Book William Pene Du Bois In "The Twenty-One Balloons", Professor William Waterman Sherman crash lands on the volcanic island of Krakatoa.

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