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Oceanography

Oceans cover three-fourths of Earth, so it’s no surprise that the study of them — oceanography — is also a vast subject. It covers the seafloor's geology, the ocean's physical aspects (waves and currents) and chemical composition, and the life in it.

Oceanography requires imaging instruments and remote-controlled vehicles that can descend to take photos and collect samples.

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Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Adventures: Predator Protector

Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Adventures: Predator Protector

Join an expedition to protect 3 critical shark species from danger. It’s only a game, but you’ll be helping to keep ocean ecosystems in balance! More...

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PBS
Oceanography

Oceanography

What’s your ocean interest? Currents, tides, and waves? Ocean habitats? The animals that live in them? You’ll find them all — and more — on this Navy research site. More...

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Office of Naval Research
Cool Jobs: Oceanographer

Cool Jobs: Oceanographer

Oceanographers don’t necessarily have to know how to swim — a lot of the work is done by instruments deployed from ships. It’s a career that can take you around the world, though. More...

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Discovery
Marine Careers: Oceanography

Marine Careers: Oceanography

Oceanographers can work at universities, for the military, and at research institutions. They can have backgrounds in just about any kind of science. Browse these profiles to see the variety. More...

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WHOI
NASA Oceanography

NASA Oceanography

Believe it or not, one of the best ways to study the ocean is from space. NASA's remote-sensing satellites provide the big picture of what’s happening in the sea. Read on. More...

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NASA
Photos: “Spectacular” Deep-Sea Species Found Off Canada

Photos: “Spectacular” Deep-Sea Species Found Off Canada

The ocean is still full of many mysteries. A remotely operated vehicle captured images of 11 potentially new species off Newfoundland. Check out the purple octopus! More...

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National Geographic
Seafloor Explorer

Seafloor Explorer

This citizen science project asks for your help in identifying species and ground cover material in images of the seafloor. More...

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Zooniverse
Underwater Robots Explore the Ocean

Underwater Robots Explore the Ocean

An engineless underwater robotic glider can take custom measurements of ocean conditions. A fleet of these gliders sampled Gulf of Mexico waters after the 2009 oil spill. More...

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Smithsonian
What Does an Oceanographer Do?

What Does an Oceanographer Do?

There is a career in oceanography to match every science interest — biology, chemistry, geology, and physics, to name a few. Explore the career of ocean exploration. More...

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NOAA

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