Marine Science

The scientific study of the ocean and its relationship with the planet

“The Scientific Study of the Oceans”

A study of all parts of the ocean environment, the life that inhabits them; their physical characteristics; their chemical makeup and the composition of the ocean floor

“The Relationship with the Planet”

It also explores the biological, geological, chemical and physical relationships of the ocean with the rest of the planet – such as the weather, input from river systems and our human impact

Also Known As…

You might hear the term Oceanography, or Marine Biology – a popular area of marine science which looks specifically at the biological influences on the ocean

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