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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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...
By Emily Frost Throw a message in a bottle into the vast ocean and where does...
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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...