Marine Science Basics

Annual average sea surface temperature, by Plumbago - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WOA09_sea-surf_TMP_AYool.png#/media/File:WOA09_sea-surf_TMP_AYool.png
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Tiger shark at Bimini, Photo from Shanda Robinson
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Rip Currents.
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Tide boards give the water level above the lowest tide level.
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Global Sea level rise from 1993 to 2014 from satellite altimetry.
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Climate Change principals
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Marine Science News

Long-term monitoring update to condition of the Great Barrier Reef

Feeling helpless about the Great Barrier Reef? Here’s one way you can help

Exceptional fish diversity found on Australia’s north-west oceanic shoals

More intense cyclones pose threat to the world’s coral reefs

Shark study reveals taste buds were key to evolution of teeth

Marine Science facts

  •  Irukandji jelly fish, with just a brush of venom leaves almost no mark. But after about a half hour you develop Irukandji syndrome, a debilitating mix of nausea, vomiting, severe pain, difficulty breathing, drenching sweating and sense of impending doom. You get so sick that your biggest worry is that you’re not going to die

 

  • Half the Oxygen we breath is produced in the Ocean

 

  • The most remote point in the oceans is called Point Nemo

 

  • The Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans are known as the three major oceans.