Ocean sciences

Ocean sciences span the physics, chemistry, and biology of marine systems. The field encompasses ocean circulation, energy dissipation, marine biology, ecology, biogeochemical cycles, water mass formation and movement, ocean temperature and salinity, and marine carbon and carbonate chemistry.

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    The Pacific Ocean Neutrino Experiment is a new initiative towards constructing a multi-cubic-kilometre neutrino telescope to expand our observable window of the Universe to the highest energies, and will be installed within the deep Pacific Ocean underwater infrastructure of Ocean Networks Canada.

    • Matteo Agostini
    • , Michael Böhmer
    • , Jeff Bosma
    • , Kenneth Clark
    • , Matthias Danninger
    • , Christian Fruck
    • , Roman Gernhäuser
    • , Andreas Gärtner
    • , Darren Grant
    • , Felix Henningsen
    • , Kilian Holzapfel
    • , Matthias Huber
    • , Reyna Jenkyns
    • , Carsten B. Krauss
    • , Kai Krings
    • , Claudio Kopper
    • , Klaus Leismüller
    • , Sally Leys
    • , Paul Macoun
    • , Stephan Meighen-Berger
    • , Jan Michel
    • , Roger Moore
    • , Mike Morley
    • , Paolo Padovani
    • , Laszlo Papp
    • , Benoit Pirenne
    • , Chuantao Qiu
    • , Immacolata Carmen Rea
    • , Elisa Resconi
    • , Adrian Round
    • , Albert Ruskey
    • , Christian Spannfellner
    • , Michael Traxler
    • , Andrea Turcati
    •  & Juan Pablo Yanez
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Marine biologist Greg Rouse is elated to have been on a research cruise that discovered the world’s longest creature.

    • Chris Woolston
    Nature 584, 318