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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We all know that hurricanes can have destructive effects on human communities and infrastructure—but what about their effects on coastal wetlands? Until Hurricane Katrina, no one had ever mapped hurricane-caused land loss in Louisiana,...
A fleet of underwater floats called Argo is deployed at more than 3,000 spots...
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Did you know that 80 percent of the volcanic eruptions on Earth take place...

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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...

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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...