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Seas on the World Map

Name the 15 highlighted seas on the world map.
Quiz by KoljiVriVoda
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Sea
Adriatic Sea
Aegean Sea
Arabian Sea
Sea
Baltic Sea
Bering Sea
Black Sea
Sea
Caribbean Sea
Caspian Sea
East China Sea
Sea
Mediterranean Sea
North Sea
Red Sea
Sea
Sea of Japan
South China Sea
Tasman Sea
100 Recent Comments
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Level 62
Oct 17, 2016
When you write "East", the wrong answer is shown instead of the one, which actually is called something with East.
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Level 77
Oct 17, 2016
The Japanese government supports the use of the name "Sea of Japan", while South Korea supports the name "East Sea", and North Korea supports the name "East Sea of Korea".
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Level 68
May 21, 2017
But does anyone really care what North Korea supports?
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Level 55
Nov 9, 2017
Jarl5, yes i do
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Level 43
Apr 16, 2024
why
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Level 77
Nov 9, 2017
I was going to write "East China Sea", when it locked in after "East". Thinking it was a type-in for ECS, I thought I was done with that, only to find out that in the end I had missed one body of water: East China Sea! Didn't help that it was in the same area as well. :(
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Level 20
Mar 25, 2018
It's Internationally known as the Sea of Japan. PC gone mad.
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Level 48
Dec 31, 2021
Woah Woah Woah, are we talking the sea east of Korea or west of Korea?

Also, if we are talking east of Korea, then here is the story.

Japan and Korea (yes not North and South Korea they were one country) were arguing about the sea, Japan thought the sea was called the Sea of Japan, but Korea thought it was called the Sea of Korea, so Japan conquered Korea, as always, and they declared it the Sea of Japan.

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Level 56
Jul 18, 2022
We don't care which name the korean governments use, we care what name we use in english, and we definitely use "Sea of Japan", not "East Sea", or "East Sea of Korea", therefore when you type "east" it should be an autocomplete for East China Sea, as both China and the english language (which, I'll state again, is the language we're using, not korean) refer to it like that.
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Level 60
Jul 21, 2023
I've never heard East China Sea as East Sea, so I wouldn't accept East for East China Sea. The Korean governments are suggesting a different name not just for the Korean language, but in general. If we accept Côte d'Ivoire / Timor-Leste / etc, it's only consistent to do the same with East Sea.
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Level 49
Nov 25, 2023
No one acutally said that the "East China Sea: is the "East Sea"; they only said that starting writing "East China" results in the East Sea being highlighted
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Level 63
Mar 30, 2017
I tried "East" to see if it would work for Baltic Sea because in Germany we call it exaclty that: Ostsee.
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Level 69
Jul 4, 2019
In several languages (swedish, norwegian, icelandic, finnish, danish, so basicly all the germanic languages (also scots manx and faroese, afrikaans, frisian) and some others.. We call it oostzee.

It used to be eastsea in old english aswell.

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Level 72
Oct 26, 2016
Adriatic and Aegean Seas are part of the Mediterranean, otherwise why would you color e.g. Tyrrhenian or Ionian Sea when guessing Mediterranean?
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Level 60
Jan 3, 2017
Yes, they're part of the Mediterranean, but the creator decided to make those 2 as answers and not the others.
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Level 77
Jan 4, 2017
Something like that.
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Level 91
Oct 27, 2016
Why doesn't the Yellow Sea work? It overlaps heavily with what you're calling the East China Sea.
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Level 16
Sep 16, 2017
The Yellow Sea is just the northern part of East China Sea. I do not know why, but sometimes parts of seas are not called gulfs or bays, but seas.
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Level 62
Jan 17, 2020
That also threw me off, especially after “east” was accepted for “Sea of Japan”.
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Level 70
Nov 9, 2016
Superb! Loving these "on a map" quizzes you are doing!
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Level 65
Nov 10, 2016
The East China sea on the map completely covers over the yellow sea. They should be separate or the East China sea shouldn't overlap it I think.
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Level 77
Nov 10, 2016
The Yellow Sea is just the northern part of East China Sea. I do not know why, but sometimes parts of seas are not called gulfs or bays, but seas.
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Level 69
Nov 17, 2016
Cool quizzes, KoljiVriVoda.
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Level 80
Dec 13, 2016
Ahahahahahaha odlican nick!
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Level 77
Dec 13, 2016
Hvala, hvala :)
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Level 75
Jan 31, 2017
I kept scrolling through looking for the Dead Sea. Ah well.
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Level 59
Feb 15, 2017
Took me a while to get East China as kept trying Bohai and Yellow lol
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Level 84
Feb 28, 2017
Yep, finally got East China in the waning seconds.
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Level 68
Feb 23, 2017
Thanks, really enjoyed this quiz.
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Level 61
Mar 30, 2017
Typed in the word "East" and it was accepted so I thought that it accepted "East China" but nope it was for "Japan" so then I got that wrong. Doh
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Level 47
Mar 30, 2017
Isn't Caspian sea a lake?
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Level 56
Mar 31, 2017
It's a lake.
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Level 58
Mar 30, 2017
maybe less time i got all of them with 3:12 remaining. otherwise great.
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Level 70
Mar 30, 2017
If you like to rush your quizzes, wait till there are 30 seconds left and then start the quiz.
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Level 75
Mar 30, 2017
Another nice one, KoljiVriVoda!
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Level 77
Mar 30, 2017
Thanks :)
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Level 36
Mar 30, 2017
I think you should add Argentine Sea, because there is nothing in the map about South America
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Level 77
Mar 30, 2017
There is Caribbean Sea.
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Level 36
Mar 30, 2017
Just saying, because between Europe and Asia are almost all others!!
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Level 70
Apr 28, 2017
KoljiVriVoda, does your nick mean "When does the water boil"? It sounds a little bit familiar to my Polish ears, but I'm not sure about the "kolji" ;)
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Level 77
Apr 28, 2017
Yes it does :) I will let you to find out the meaning of the third word.
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Level 70
Apr 28, 2017
So "voda" doesn't mean "water"? This one was the word I was sure about, as it sounds exactly the same in Polish (although we write it as "woda"). Or maybe it has got a second meaning - "the water of life", if you know what I mean ;) Поздрав из Пољске!
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Level 77
Apr 28, 2017
"Voda" is woda and "Vri" is boli, boiling etc. And "Kolji" has some silly meaning in that sentence, and of course you will find out what it is :) Many of our words are the same or similar. I have an expirience in conversation with other Slavic people outside of the Balkans (because here we can understand easch other without any problems) and during the conversation in our own languages, after a while we can understand at least a point. Поздрав из Србије!
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Level 49
May 1, 2017
East Sea is not a name acknowledged by the International Hydrographic Organization
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Level 77
Jul 7, 2017
Were the Tyrrhenian and Ionian seas too small to be on this quiz?
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Level 77
Jul 7, 2017
No they were not, but I just needed to put the limit somewhere.
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Level 57
Aug 5, 2017
looks like the Yellow Sea
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Level 25
Nov 9, 2017
I haven't felt this stupid since... well, the last time I felt stupid. ;) That was my first reaction when looking at the quiz at first. Luckily, there was plenty of time to make all kinds of guesses so I ended up with bearable 12/15.

Thanks for the great quiz KoljiVriVoda! Once again, I've learnt something new. You see, I knew about Bering Strait, but have NEVER ever heard about Bering Sea.

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Level 36
Nov 9, 2017
Loved it. Thank you!
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Level 45
Jan 4, 2018
100% Guess I knew more seas than I thought
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Level 77
Jan 4, 2018
That is good :)
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Level 72
Mar 29, 2018
Why is the Arabian Sea a sea and the Bay of Bengal not? They are basically the same shape.
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Level 44
Jun 24, 2018
I thought the Caspian Sea was a lake...
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Level 77
Jun 24, 2018
Caspian Sea is a lake whose name is Caspian SEA. Fun fact :)
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Level 54
Jun 20, 2019
Wasnt it the Arabians who thought it was a sea and it got the name of a emperor or something. I think i have heard it some years ago but im not sure
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Level 69
Jul 4, 2019
Could be. But there is also the language issue. Mare (latin) is sea, but for instance in dutch meer is lake. (and zee is sea) In german See is lake and Meer is sea... exactly the opposite. So there used to be a word for big body of water, and people started using it in different ways.
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Level 60
May 29, 2022
As you've said, it's a lake... so why's it on this quiz?
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Level 47
Jan 19, 2019
No Sea of Tranquility.

This quiz is Earth-centric.

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Level 45
May 26, 2019
Sea of Okhotsk?
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Level 63
Nov 24, 2019
Though it's not widely known, I wish it was on here.
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Level 51
Jun 1, 2019
Irish Sea?
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Level 54
Jun 20, 2019
I got the tasman sea by incident. I was typing all sea things with Australia and New Zealand. Then i thought, Tasmanian sea. I typed tasman and boom. 2 minutes of thinking was over
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Level 57
Dec 15, 2019
I would recommend accepting Yellow sea under east china sea , because looking at the map it seems to indicate it is the yellow sea
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Level 51
Dec 16, 2019
It says that the Yellow Sea is part of the East China Sea. HMMMM
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Level 65
Jan 15, 2020
I would agree that "East" being a type-in for a sea called "Sea of Japan" in English, instead of the one called "East China Sea" is, at least, confusing. Fun fact, I would have missed Sea of Japan, but I missed East China Sea because of this ;D
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Level 32
Feb 23, 2020
The moment when you wonder why there are no acceptable type-ins for the Chukchi Sea
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Level 32
Feb 23, 2020
And then you realize
+1
Level 60
May 4, 2020
what
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Level 28
Apr 13, 2020
Coral Sea?
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Level 70
Jul 4, 2020
something wrong here, I typed in "east", and it fills in sea of japan, and and not east china sea, so subsequently typing in japan does nothing and east china sea is missed.
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Level 58
Dec 12, 2020
Sea of Japan is known as the East Sea in Korea
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Level 59
Oct 29, 2020
One second left, lucky for me just "Tasman" works.
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Level 59
Oct 29, 2020
Wait that's the real name
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Level 75
Jan 8, 2021
Cool quiz, but very simple.
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Level 47
Feb 6, 2021
No Philippines Sea? :(
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Level 57
Mar 4, 2021
Caspian sea is not a sea, it's a lake.
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Level 54
Aug 23, 2021
What about the Coral Sea?
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Level 73
Sep 19, 2021
Another great quiz here :)
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Level 32
Feb 12, 2022
"Sea of Japan" is good!!!
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Level 65
Mar 10, 2022
Can you also accept Yellow Sea?
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Level 45
Apr 21, 2022
I second this
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Level 78
Apr 20, 2022
The Caspian is not a sea.
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Level 48
Apr 21, 2022
How about Mar del Plata? Mar means sea so The Plate River must have a sea somewhere??
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Level 60
May 29, 2022
Why is 'Mediterran' accepted? If Quizmaster won't accept 'Arabia' and 'Chihuahua' for Arabian Desert and Chihuahuan Desert, why is 'Mediterran' accepted for Mediterranean?
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Level 44
Jun 10, 2022
That is NOT Sea of Japan. It should be called East Sea. Please make corrections
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Level 70
Aug 18, 2022
Seas have different names in different places. The Baltic Sea, for example, is also the "West Sea", the "East Sea", or even the possessive "Our Baltic Sea" depending on who you're talking. There's an oft contentious debate in the Western Hemisphere about who or what qualifies as an "American" with opinions varying depending on the latitude.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_of_Japan#Names

"[The] Sea of Japan is the dominant term used in English for the sea, and the name in most European languages is equivalent, but it is sometimes called by different names in surrounding countries...

...The use of the term 'Sea of Japan"' as the dominant name is a point of contention. South Korea wants the name 'East Sea' to be used, either instead of or in addition to 'Sea of Japan'"

Maybe you could convince the quiz's author to accept the East Sea as an alternative answer.

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Level 47
Jun 30, 2022
Remove caspian sea. It's the largest lake in the world not the sea.
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Level 56
Aug 27, 2022
CASPIAN SEA IS NOT A SEA, ITS CONFUSING BUT ITS A LAKE! Just noticed I was going all caps. lol.
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Level 48
Oct 14, 2022
I thought Carribean Sea was Sargasso Sea
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Level 49
Jan 12, 2023
What happened to the Sargasso sea. Its not a part of the Caribbean sea as its too far north
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Level 53
Jan 30, 2023
I accidentally typed mediterean sea and it worked lol
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Level 60
Feb 10, 2023
14/15. Didn't get Bering Sea.
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Level 60
Mar 1, 2023
14/15 again didn't get Bering sea, damn, double damn with an extra slice of double damn.
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Level 70
May 22, 2023
Missed the East China Sea because typing East filled in the Sea of Japan and got confused. Both can apparently be called the East(ern) Sea.
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Level 31
Jun 17, 2023
The Adriatic Sea is part of the Mediterranian Sea tho
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Level 31
Dec 7, 2023
Ugh missed the north sea
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Level 46
Dec 8, 2023
level 46, noice
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Level 35
Jan 14, 2024
Yellow Sea??
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Level 62
Mar 8, 2024
The quiz asks for the names of seas, not any body of water that contains the word "sea" in it. The Caspian Sea is the world's largest lake. It should be replaced with one of the many important seas not included in the quiz.
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Level 28
May 9, 2024
I swear the east china sea was called the yellow sea..