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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A fleet of underwater floats called Argo is deployed at more than 3,000 spots around the world. The floats transmit information about water temperature, salinity, and pressure which scientists use to understand trends in...
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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...

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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...
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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...