To set the record straight, there are not eight oceans.
If you go to your atlas, you’ll find five (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Southern).
If you spin your globe it’s pretty easy to understand why many, including myself, think of it as just one big, interconnected ocean, covering 72 percent of the planet.
Given those truths, the name of my company – Oceans 8 Films
– is understandably confusing. It stems from the ten-year-long project I did in collaboration with the National Geographic Expeditions Council, in which we used sea kayaks to explore the world’s ocean and its coastlines one continent at a time (plus Oceana).
7 continents + Oceana = 8 expeditions. Thus the origin of Oceans 8.