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

Animals sleep, but little is known about how sharks do it

Sculptures headed for Great Barrier Reef display

What causes a tsunami? An ocean scientist explains the physics of these destructive waves

Sponges can survive low oxygen and warming waters. They could be the main reef organisms in the future

Tsunami reported broadly across the Southwest Pacific and on the East coast of Australia.

Marine Science facts

The oceans provide 99% of the living space on the planet containing 50-80% of all life.

Sponges are older than dinosaurs.

 

Half the Oxygen we breath is produced in the Ocean.

 

 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.

 

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

 

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