Georgia Virtual Learning: Introduction to Oceanography Terms
The study of the shape and features of the ocean floor
Discusses seawater composition and biochemical cycles
Discusses water density, temperature, and pressure, and also waves.
The study of the plants and animals of the ocean
A natural or hollow place containing water
One who produces maps or charts
English clockmaker who invented the marine chronometer
Father of modern oceanography who charted the winds and ocean currents
Naturalist who traveled on the Beagle to discover the geology of islands and formation of coral reefs
The English Navy's HMS Challenger was a corvette, 200 feet long, 40 feet wide.
Some of Earth's most valuable living and nonliving resources such as food, minerals, and crude oils.
A branch of Earth science which outlines the study of the Earth's oceans and seas
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