"The Southern Ocean" is an excellent marine resource for early readers, part of the series, Oceans of
The president and Congress should fund research to better assess the effects on the oceans of
global warming and the buildup of atmospheric carbon dioxide and make sure that any climate change legislation or strategy takes proper account of ocean impacts and makes improved resilience of ocean systems a goal of any climate-adaptation strategy.
Many think of rainforests as the `lungs of the planet' even though photosynthesis in the oceans of
the world contribute more oxygen to our atmosphere than all terrestrial plants and ecosystems combined.
"The Living Ocean" is a four volume series designed to introduce children ages 7 to 12 and students in grades 3 and 4 to some of the fascinating fish and mammals that make their home in the seas and oceans of
One explanation for the dark patches: They represent oceans of
hydrocarbons; the brightest patch could be a continent-size chunk of frozen water and ammonia ice.
Some oceanographers have suggested that in the oceans of
the early Earth, heat from similar hydrothermal vents might have driven the chemical reactions that converted simple molecules into the first living organisms.