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.

FEATURES

Video
For two months, Cassandra Brooks , a marine scientist with Stanford University, travelled on an ice-breaking ship through the Ross Sea in the Antarctica—and she filmed the whole thing. A camera hooked to the...
How will changes in temperature affect glaciers and ice sheets? Dr. Sarah Das...
A fleet of underwater floats called Argo is deployed at more than 3,000 spots...
CREDIT: Provided by Rutgers University Glider Technology Now Used to Study Oil...

LATEST POSTS

Sea ice is typically viewed as the domain of physical and natural scientists, the oceanographers, marine biologists, climate modelers, and navigators...
We all know that hurricanes can have destructive effects on human...
Imagine: You’re in a small submersible, and you gently settle on the soft...

LEARN MORE

The Ross Sea, a 1.9 million square mile (3.6 million square km) stretch of ocean off the coast of Antarctica, has been...