Planet Ocean

Despite the names "Atlantic" and "Pacific," the ocean is one giant interconnected ecosystem. Learn about the systems that hold it together, from sea ice and volcanoes to currents and chemistry.

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In the Pacific Ocean, four ocean currents merge to form the North Pacific gyre, also known as the North Pacific Subtropical High, which spans the western US to Japan, and Hawaii to California. This...
The ocean, which we often break into five large ocean basins, covers 71 percent...
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I became interested in weather phenomena when I took physics in high school. At...
If you think only men can helm research vessels to get their hands dirty and...

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There can be catastrophic results when a large amount of oil is spilled into the ocean—as when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and spewed oil into...
Sea ice is typically viewed as the domain of physical and natural scientists...
We all know that hurricanes can have destructive effects on human...

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At the entrance of most beaches, there is a bulletin board with notices about water conditions: maybe a faded sign warning...