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Adriatic Sea - is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan peninsula, and the system of the Apennine Mountains from that of the Dinaric Alps and adjacent ranges. The Adriatic Sea is a northwest-to-southeast arm of the Mediterranean Sea.

Aegean Sea - is branch of the Mediterranean Sea located between the southern Balkan and Anatolian peninsulas.

Alboran Sea - is the westernmost portion of the Mediterranean Sea, lying between Spain on the north and Morocco and Algeria on the south. The Strait of Gibraltar, which lies at the west end of the Alboran Sea, connects the Mediterranean with the Atlantic Ocean.

Balearic Sea - is a body of water in the Mediterranean Sea around the Balearic Islands.

Baltic Sea - is a mediterranean sea of the Atlantic which is enclosed by Scandinavian and Baltic countries.

Barents Sea - is a marginal sea in the artic ocean located off the northern coast of Norway and Russia. It is particularily important hydrocarbon exploration.

Bay of Biscay - or the Cantabrian Sea is a gulf of the northeast Atlantic Ocean located south of the Celtic Sea.

Black Sea - is an inland sea bounded by southeastern Europe, the Caucasus and the Anatolian peninsula (Turkey) and is ultimately connected to the Atlantic Ocean via the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas and various straits.

Bosphorus or Bosporus Strait - , also known as the Istanbul Strait, is a body of water that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia. It is one of the Turkish Straits, along with the Dardanelles. The world's narrowest strait used for international navigation, it connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara

Bristol Channel - is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from Devon and Somerset in South West England.

Celtic Sea - is the area of the Atlantic Ocean off the south coast of Ireland

English Channel - is the body of water that separates southern England from continental Europe, and links the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the busiest shipping area in the world.

Gulf of Bothnia - is the nothernmost part of the Baltic Sea, situatied between the cost of Finland and Sweden.

Gulf of Finland - is the eastern tip of the Baltic Sea, situatied on the coasts of Finland Russia and Estonia.

Gulf of Riga - is a bay of the Baltic Sea, situated between Latvia and Estonia

Gulf of Venice - is a gulf that borders modern day Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, and is at the far north of the Adriatic Sea between the delta of the Po river in northern Italy and the Istria peninsula in Croatia.

Ionian Sea - is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea, south of the Adriatic Sea. The sea is one of the most seismic areas in the world.

Irish Sea - also known as the Mann Sea or Manx Sea, separates the islands of Ireland and Great Britain. It is connected to the Atlantic Ocean in the south by St George's Channel, and in the north by the North Channel. Anglesey is the largest island within the Irish Sea, followed by the Isle of Man.

Kattegat Bay - is 30,000 sq km sea area bounded by Scandinavian countries

Mediterranean Sea - is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Europe, on the south by Africa, and on the east by Asia. It covers an approximate area of 2.5 million kmĀ², but its connection to the Atlantic is only 14 km wide. In oceanography, it is sometimes called the Eurafrican Mediterranean Sea or the European Mediterranean Sea to distinguish it from mediterranean seas elsewhere.

North Sea - is a located between the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, France, and Belgium. It connects through the ocean via the English Channel.

Norwegian Sea - is a sea in the Artic Ocean that is northwest of Norway. They have found rich deposits of oil and natural gas are found under the sea.

Sea of Azov - is the world's shallowest sea, linked by the Strait of Kerch to the Black Sea to the south. It is bounded on the north by Ukraine, on the east by Russia and on the west by the Crimean peninsula. The Don River flows into it.

Sea of Crete - is the sea south of the Aegean Sea, north of the island Crete, and south of the Cyclades.

Sea of Marmara - also known as the Sea of Marmora or the Marmara Sea, is the inland sea that connects the Black Sea to the Aegean Sea, thus separating Turkey's Asian and European parts.

Sea of the Hebrides - is a portion of the North Atlantic Ocean, located off the coast of western Scotland

Skagerrak Gulf - connects the Baltic Sea and the North Sea and is one of the busiest shipping routes in the world.

St George's Channel - is a channel connecting the Irish Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the southwest.

Strait of Dover - is the strait at the narrowest part of the English Channel seperating the UK from continental Europe.

Strait of Gibraltar - is a narrow strait that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Spain in Europe from Morocco in Africa.

Tyrrhenian Sea - is part of the Mediterranean Sea off the western coast of Italy.

White Sea - is a southern inlet of Barents Sea located on the northwest coast of Russia.

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