Oceanography applies chemistry, geology, meteorology, biology, and other branches of science to the study of the ocean. It is especially important today as climate change, pollution, and other factors are threatening the ocean and its marine life.
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Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Conservation, Earth Science, Oceanography, Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Undersea Biological Oceanography
Diver Jeremy Stewart is conducting biological oceanography, which is the study of the ocean’s plants and animals and their interactions with the marine environment, by suctioning amphipods (shrimp-like crustaceans) from the ice floe.
Photograph by Paul Nicklen
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July 15, 2022
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