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Q: Where is the Ross Sea Located and how big is it?

The Ross Sea is located between the Marie Bryd Land and Victoria Land in the Southern Ocean. This deep bay is part of the Antarctica region, and it is near the Amundsen Sea. During an expedition cruise to the Ross Sea, you will see several islands and land masses. New Zealand has placed a claim on all of this land. However, most of the non-Commonwealth nations do not recognize New Zealand’s claim to any of the land formations within the Ross Sea.  

The Ross Sea is relatively shallow, and it accounts for up an area that is approximately 960,000 square km (370,000 square miles). In many areas, the Ross Sea does not extend down more than 300 meters (985 feet) to the sea floor, but the southwestern section reaches a depth of 914 meters (3,000 feet). New Zealand has placed a claim on all of this land. However, most of the non-Commonwealth nations do not recognize New Zealand’s claim to any of the land formations within the Ross Sea.

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