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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As children, many people have dreamed of plunging beneath the ocean surface to explore the unknown world below. Dr. Robert Ballard is living his childhood dream. He is among a small number of people...
Recent scientific discoveries have revealed an underwater community of marine...
In the Pacific Ocean, four ocean currents merge to form the North Pacific gyre...
The ocean, which we often break into five large ocean basins, covers 71 percent...

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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...
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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...