Oceanography & Marine Biology

Oceanography, also called oceanology or marine science, is the study of the Earth's oceans and seas. It includes the studies of:

  • Marine biology, the study of the plants and animals of the oceans and their ecological interaction;
  • Chemical oceanography, the study of the chemistry of the ocean;
  • Marine geology, the study of the geology of the ocean floor including plate tectonics;
  • Meteorologic oceanography, the study of interactions between our atmosphere and the ocean's hydrosphere; and
  • Physical oceanography, the study of the ocean's physical attributes (such as its temperature-salinity structure, waves, tides and currents).

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Hydrology is the study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water throughout the Earth. Domains of hydrology include hydrometeorology, surface hydrology, hydrogeology, drainage basin management and water quality, where water plays the central role. Oceanography and meteorology are not typically included because water is only one of many important aspects of those disciplines.

Limnology is the study of inland waters, salty and fresh, natural and man-made, specifically lakes, ponds and rivers. This discipline includes the study of their biological, physical, chemical and hydrological components.

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1001 Things to Spot in the Sea
by Katie Daynes
from Usborne
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Oceanography & Marine Biology (Location: SCI-OCEAN)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Baby Whales Drink Milk
by Barbara Juster Esbensen
from HarperCollins
for Kindergarten-1st grade
in Whales & Dolphins (Location: SCI-FISH)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
DK Eye Wonder: Rivers and Lakes
by Simon Holland
from DK Publishing
for Preschool-3rd grade
in River, Pond & Swamp (Location: SCI-ECO)
$4.50 (1 in stock)
Usborne First Nature
by Alwyne Wheeler
from Usborne
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Sharks & Fishes (Location: SCI-FISH)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Fun with Water and Bubbles
by Heidi Gold-Dworkin, Robert K. Ullman
1st edition from McGraw-Hill
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Clearance: Science & Health (Location: ZCLE-SCI)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Manatee Winter
Smithsonian Oceanic Collection
by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
from Soundprints
for Preschool-3rd grade
in Science Picture Books (Location: SCI-PIC)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Sea Creatures
I Can Read Level 2
by Mary Hassinger
from Zonderkidz
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: EAR-ICR)
Skates and Rays
Facts and Fun series
by Peter M. Spizzirri
from Spizzirri Press
in Oceanography & Marine Biology (Location: SCI-OCEAN)