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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How will changes in temperature affect glaciers and ice sheets? Dr. Sarah Das from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution explores this phenomenon first hand in Greenland, where she studies how the melted ice travels...
By Emily Frost Throw a message in a bottle into the vast ocean and where does...
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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...