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...
CREDIT: Provided by Rutgers University Glider Technology Now Used to Study Oil...
Did you know that 80 percent of the volcanic eruptions on Earth take place...

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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...