Hundreds of people gather on Farasan Island, off Saudi Arabia in the Red Sea. Farasan Island is home to the annual Parrot Fish Festival, where tourists join local fishermen to catch the hundreds of thousands of parrot fish that return to the area to lay their eggs. Fishermen use small, round nets in shallow water to scoop up the fish.

Photograph by Mohammed Assiri, MyShot
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Earth Science, Geography

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People often use the term “sea” to refer to the ocean. To geographers, a sea is a division of the ocean that is enclosed or partly enclosed by land.