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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CREDIT: Provided by Rutgers University Glider Technology Now Used to Study Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico The first underwater robotic vehicle—or “glider”—to cross an ocean is the centerpiece of a new temporary exhibit...
Did you know that 80 percent of the volcanic eruptions on Earth take place...
As children, many people have dreamed of plunging beneath the ocean surface to...
Recent scientific discoveries have revealed an underwater community of marine...

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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...