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  6. landscapes (environments)
  7. natural landscapes
  8. bodies of water (natural)
  9. seas
Scope note
The shallower salt water areas of the earth lying on the margins of continents; loosely applied as a proper name to any specific bodies of water. For the main water areas of the earth, lying in basins, use "oceans."
Accepted term: 20-May-2024