Asked in Oceanography
What is oceanography about?
Oceanography can also be called oceanology or marineology, which is the study of the ocean. It is the study of various topics of the ocean such as marine organisms, ocean currents, seafloor formations, plate tectonics, or chemical substances. Oceanography is split into several branches such as biological, chemical, geological, and physical. Knowing the many branches can help us further understand the ocean and the other aspects of science. ...
Asked in Ecology and Bionomics
What branch of ecology is oceanography in?
Ecology and oceanography are slightly different areas of study, but are both branches of biology. Ecology is a branch of biology that studies how populations of organisms grow and interact with each other to form communities. Oceanography is a separate branch of biology, and is the study of ocean life, environment, geography, weather, and other aspects influencing the ocean. ...
Asked in Antarctica
What other creatures travel to Antarctica and why do they come?
All creatures travel to the Antarctic continent or the surrounding Southern Ocean to breed and feed. ...
Asked in Earth Sciences
What is the study of Earth's water called?
Hydrology is the study of the Earth's water. Hydrology includes geohydrology, limnology, oceanography, chemical oceanography, physical oceanography, biological oceanography, geological oceanography and paleoceanography, amongst other Earth sciences. ...
Asked in Industries and Professions
What are careers in oceanology?
Physical Oceanography Physical oceanography includes such things as the formation of waves, salinity/density gradients, temperature differences and currents. Air/sea energy interchanges and related ocean-weather phenomena such as global climate change, El Nino, hurricanes and typhoons are special topics of ocean research that require a knowledge of both marine and atmospheric sciences. Chemical Oceanography Chemical oceanography deals with the origins and fate of chemical constituents of ocean waters and the chemical reactions that take place in the ocean environment. The effects of contaminants, organic or inorganic and...
Asked in Animal Behavior
How do echinoderms interact with creatures in their environment?
Echinoderms usually feed on smaller creatures in the sea floor. They also provide food for other larger fish within the ocean. ...
Asked in Ecosystems
How does sunlight affect ocean ecosystems?
There are many many creatures in the ocean that actually use the sun itself for energy. There is vast amounts of floating algae in the ocean which, like plants on land, use photosynthesis to create its food and energy. Many small marine creatures feed on this algae, and in turn other larger creatures feed on them. Consider plankton, a tiny ocean crustacean, which is the main food source for many types of whales, the biggest creatures in the sea. Everything has something...
Asked in Oceans and Seas, Mermaids
Are there any mermaids in the ocean?
Answer 1: No there are not mermaids in the ocean. It is just a fairytale. Answer 2: Mermaids are not in the ocean unfortunately. Mermaids are mythical creatures meaning that they are not real. Sailors often thought they saw mermaids during long trips out to sea but many people now think that the sailors actually saw manatees or other such sea creatures. ...
Asked in Oceans and Seas
Words associated with ocean?
Branch of Earth science that studies the ocean - oceanography/marine biology Smaller regions of the ocean - seas, gulfs, bays, straits Geological terms associated with the ocean - oceanic crust, trenches, mantle Other terms: ebb, tides, current, swell, waves, crest, coast, tsunami, tidal wave, hurricane, ...