Oceanic Words

Great Britain for many decades enjoyed thalassocracy, after defeating the Spanish Armada in 1588.
thalassic [Greek thalass, sea]: of, relating to, or situated or developed about inland seas, seas or gulfs.
thalassocracy: maritime supremacy; thalassocrat.
thalassotherapy: exposure to sea water (as in a hot tub) or application of sea products (as seaweed or sea salt) to the body for health or beauty benefits.
thalassography: oceanography esp. relating to seas and gulfs; thalassographer, thalassographic.
thalassometer: tide gauge.
thalassal: thalassic.
thalassian: sea turtle.
pelagic [Latin pelagicus from Greek pelagikos, from pelagos, sea plus ikos]: of, relating to or living in the open sea.
oceanodromous: migratory in salt water.
Definitions from Merriam-Webster.

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