How many oceans is a question
Four, five, or one, depending
on your vintage and philosophy.
We know Canadian gulls deported
in the spray of Niagara, held in U.S. custody
Of Hong Kong dogs that crossed the line,
and vanished in mainland eateries
Said a whale to its calf, don’t go too far
Watch where you jump
I’m a little concerned, the southern ocean
is now called the Southern Ocean
On 8 June, 2021, World Ocean Day, National Geographic officially declared the current circling Antarctica as the Southern Ocean, the fifth ocean of the world.