12 responses

  1. Bob
    April 11, 2012

    I don’t believe that this is completely accurate. The difference between a sea and a lake is also political. A lake’s waters can only be legally navigated by the countries that claim it whereas if the body of water is claimed to be a sea, any foreign vessel has the right to navigate freely. A treaty between the Soviet Union and Iran in 1967 (yr. ?) claims that the Caspian Sea is a lake.


    • shelina
      September 7, 2014

      yaa…….u r right bob.


    • Bharat
      August 6, 2017

      Please give the answer of the questions that are asked .


    • Lisa
      February 25, 2018

      Thank you, Bob! This really helps explain and is valuable to the answer. I will enjoy researching the further! 😀 Cheers!


  2. sourena
    January 3, 2015

    Hello. Please some body help me about one issue .can you say me about difference pursuer between sea and lake when we going to deep .please send answer to my mail. I asked this of my boyfriend and he couldnt find true . Please help me .thank you.


  3. leo
    February 21, 2015

    Hi Julita,

    I wanted to let you know that I found this to be a helpful article. However, at a minimum, you should have run it through a grammar and spell check. I promise my intentions are to help, not insult you. Please don’t mistake it as such.

    As an adult just googling for a quick answer, I could navigate through it, however, more than likely, children are going to be reading this. Therefore, it really should be properly written.

    Here a just a few of the examples I found and my suggested alternatives.

    1) “Yes, the confusion sets in when identifying some bodies of water which are called seas but are actually lakes.”

    Identifying which bodies of water are seas as opposed to lakes can be confusing because some bodies of water are mislabeled seas rather than lakes.

    2) “An example of which is the very popular Dead Sea which happens to be the lowest level lake in the world, not to mention one of the saltiest there is.”

    A very popular example, The Dead Sea, happens to be the world’s lowest level lake, and is also known as one of the saltiest seas.

    3) “The body of water is usually moderate to big in size with the water surface being exposed towards the atmosphere.”

    This is an unnecessary sentence. The sentence also contains an unnecessary confusing attribute / description: “with the water surface being exposed towards the atmosphere.”
    Where else would the surface be exposed?

    4) “Thus, most lakes in the world have a surface area of below 100 sq. mi. although there are dozens of other lakes that even spans to more than 1,500 sq. mi. in area. With regard to depth, the majority of lakes are shallower than the seas.”

    Although most lakes have a surface areas below 100 square miles, some span over 1,500 square miles.
    (New sentence*)
    More often than not, seas are deeper than lakes.
    (Then add supporting evidence to compare depths between lakes and seas.)

    5) “With regard to the volume of water, lakes can be small, moderate to big in size whereas seas are often always a lot bigger in size.”

    Although lakes can be large or small, more often than not, seas are larger.

    I hope I’ve helped you.


    • Patrick
      December 29, 2015

      For example #3, I think they’re talking about subterranean lakes. The earth has many underground lakes and seas. Some are referred to as aquifers.


  4. Timothy Cook
    August 28, 2016

    Thank-you, I found this to be informative. But it leaves one major question in my mind. Why do these, in fact, lakes have “sea” put into their names, or titles? The inquiry that led me here was originally about the Salton Sea. her in California.


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    March 20, 2017

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  6. Israel Nathan
    January 17, 2018

    Also, (I’m going out on a limb here) “differencebetween.net” does appear to be a informational, referential website, and the only way anyone would have gotten to this specific page is that they likely Googled “what’s the difference between a lake and a sea”. So your opening line of “Almost anybody knows the difference between a lake and a sea” seems a little presumptuous as the only reason your article exists is because the difference between a lake and a sea is, indeed, something that people would inquire about. It’s sort of a “bite the hand that feeds you” situation, there.


    • Dona Ditmer
      August 17, 2018

      This is true. I felt insulted after reading the first sentence.


  7. michelle
    June 22, 2018

    what classification would the great salt lake in utah be?


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