Oceanography is the study of the oceans as ecological systems. In this section, learn about topics like currents, deep-sea research or how rogue waves work.
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The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, or AMOC, plays an essential role in regulating ocean temperatures, but it looks as if it may be collapsing. What happens next?
The climate crisis is messing with the water cycle. Some places are getting way too much, while others aren't getting any water at all. We'll explain.
The Southern Ocean has finally been officially recognized, though scientists have known about it for over a century.
Pancake ice is fun and rare in some places, but it might be speeding up the warming of the ocean in the Arctic.
NOAA's Argo program distributes floating observatories across the globe. Why? They collect data about the world's oceans that is critical to understanding the planet.
If it looks like a party is on, maybe they'll come back. Playing the sounds of a noisy, healthy coral reef can attract important fish species to devastated reef habitats.
EXXpedition founder Emily Penn will captain the 300, all-female crew in its first Round the World sailing voyage.
Sealab was a U.S. Navy program that allowed undersea divers to go deeper and stay underwater longer. So why did it disappear?
He might be the most important scientist you've never heard of, but the ocean current that bears his name helped shape the development of evolutionary theory.
Ocean water is not actually blue, but appears in different shades for many reasons.
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A new study showed an alarming imbalance in the male-to-female ratio in green sea turtles hatching at the Great Barrier Reef. Scientists believe climate change is to blame.
Although we've known it exists for decades, nobody knows exactly why there's a humming noise at the bottom of the ocean. But we're one step closer now that scientists have been able to record the sound underwater.
By Mark Mancini
Environmental researchers found that large river systems with lots of surrounding residents are the sources of plastic debris in the oceans.
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Scientist and oceanographer Charles Moore confirmed the existence of a second huge plastic garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean.
Scientists are tracking the massive iceberg A-68, which recently calved from Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, to see where it drifts and whether it breaks up.