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Why is the Great Salt Lake not a Sea?

Seas are usually much larger than lakes, and more importantly, seas usually connect directly with one of the oceans (e.g., South China Sea, Sea of Japan, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Yellow Sea, Sea of Okhotsk). Lakes are generally bound by land. There are only a few exceptions, such as the Dead Sea and the Salton Sea, which are actually lakes. —Stephen 17:20, 26 May 2007 (UTC)
That would, however, make Lake Ontario a sea and the Caspian Sea a lake; I presume these are also exceptions. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 12:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)