Weddell Sea

Weddell Sea

[wed-l, wuh-del]
noun
an arm of the Atlantic, E of Antarctic Peninsula.
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Weddell Sea (ˈwɛdəl)
 
n
an arm of the S Atlantic in Antarctica

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weddell sea

deep embayment of the Antarctic coastline that forms the southernmost tip of the Atlantic Ocean. Centring at about 73 S, 45 W, the Weddell Sea is bounded on the west by the Antarctic Peninsula of West Antarctica, on the east by Coats Land of East Antarctica, and on the extreme south by frontal barriers of the Filchner and Ronne ice shelves. It has an area of about 1,080,000 square miles (2,800,000 square km).

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