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Map of the North Pacific Ocean on Earth.

An ocean was a large body of water on a planet; typically larger than a sea, but often used interchangeably, especially when speaking of the "open sea". Many oceans, such as those on Earth, contain seawater. Often where the water meets the shore, beachs can be found. Oceans might offer conditions suitable to intelligent life, particularly at great depths where they were less turbulent. (TAS: "The Ambergris Element")

The seas of Earth were blue in color, whereas the seas of Bajor were green and the seas of Trill were purple. (DS9: "Past Tense, Part I")

The planet Argo was known as an "ocean-planet", as its surface was almost entirely covered by water. (TAS: "The Ambergris Element")

Around 100,000 years ago, an unknown species in the Delta Quadrant used a kinetic transfer system to move the oceans of a planet into space, creating what the Moneans call the Waters. (VOY: "Thirty Days")

In 2024, preparations were being made for seafloor mining operation in the territory of the Pan-Caribbean government. (DS9: "Past Tense, Part II")

In the Julian Bashir, Secret Agent holoprogram, Hippocrates Noah's plan for world domination involves releasing "millions of tons" of lava, that would cause Earth's tectonic plates to subside. This would result in the planet's continents to be flooded by the oceans, save for his own personal refuge atop Mount Everest. (DS9: "Our Man Bashir")

In 2286, the Whale Probe, with its call, was converting water from Earth's ocean into cloud vapor, which increased the cloud cover over the planet. This process, if it had continued, would have meant the end of life on the planet. Fortunately, the process ended when a pair of humpback whales brought from the past convinced the probe to stop. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

In 2374, a Jem'Hadar fighter commanded by Benjamin Sisko crashed into the sea of a planet in Cardassian space. (DS9: "Rocks and Shoals")



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