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Activity

Ocean Connections

Students brainstorm and display on a map a variety of ways they are connected to the ocean.

Activity

One Ocean

Students explore the boundaries of Earth's five oceans, recognizing that they are all connected. Students dis...


Article

Ancient Mariners of the Mediterranean

With 95 percent of the seafloor not yet explored, oceanographers and maritime archaeologists look to the deep water...


Article

Mauna Kea

The geologic history and landscape of Mauna Kea.


Article

Plate Tectonics

In 1977, after decades of tediously collecting and mapping ocean sonar data, scientists began to see a fairly accur...

Article

ocean trench

Ocean trenches are long, narrow depressions on the seafloor. These chasms are the deepest parts of the ocean—...



Article

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle

Profile of Dr. Sylvia Earle, an oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence.

Article

The R.M.S. Titanic

The R.M.S. Titanic: One of History's Greatest Nautical Tragedies.


Historic Article

Coelacanth Rediscovered

On February 16, 1939, experts identified a coelacanth, thought to have gone extinct 66 million years ago. ...


Photo

Fessenden Oscillator

Picture of Fessenden holding his oscillator


Article

sea level

Encyclopedic entry. Sea level is the base level for measuring elevation and depth on Earth.

Article

surfing

Wherever waves break, surfers will ride them. The concept is simple—a breaking wave, a board and a brave athl...



Article

Ocean Circulation and the Butterfly Effect

Observed from the surface, winds, tides, and currents are the dominant forces driving ocean mixing and the circulat...

Article

Plankton Revealed

Tiny plankton form the base of the ocean food web, which further supports all other aquatic and terrestrial ecosyst...


Article

Ocean Exploration: Timeline

Timeline. A timeline of important events in ocean underwater exploration.


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Exploration Into the Alien Deep

Find original educational videos on ocean technologies, shipping, and deep-sea geology.


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Scuba Diving

Photo: Scuba divers study sea life

Photo

Titanic's Maiden Voyage

Photo: The Titanic on her maiden voyage



Activity

Mapping Ocean Currents

Students apply information about the Ocean Conveyor Belt to predict the movement of a spill of rubber ducks in the ...

Article

field work

Field work is the process of observing and collecting data about people, cultures, and natural environments


Article

Ocean Currents and Climate

Scientists across the globe are trying to figure out why the ocean is becoming more violent and what, if anything, ...


Article

oceanography

Oceanography is the study of all aspects of the ocean. Oceanography covers a wide range of topics, from marine life...


Article

Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard

Dr. Robert Ballard is an ocean explorer who has discovered shipwrecks (including the R.M.S. Titanic!) as well ...

Internal Resource

Ocean Currents

An interactive map showing major surface ocean currents categorized by water temperature.