History & Cultures

The ocean has played an important role throughout history. Seafaring cultures arose from a need to explore and find other lands, and many coastal communities rely on the sea for food, clothing and more.



Battle of the Atlantic

The ocean holds a lot of history. Warships from World War II have been found on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean through the...
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Eugenie Clark - The Shark Lady

Eugenie Clark collecting specimens on a dive. Credit: Courtesy of Mote Marine Laboratory By Ashley Gallagher Eugenie Clark grew up spending her weekends at the aquarium. Her father died when she was two, so...

Celebrating the Raven Spirit Canoe Launch

November is American Indian Heritage Month . Mark the occasion by learning about the Raven Spirit Canoe , a craft that was carved in Alaska by master carver Douglas Chilton of the Tlinget Nation...