The oceans cover more than 70% of the Earth's surface. They are critical to all life, and differentiate the Earth from most other planets in the universe. The oceans are connected by a continuous flowing circulation current which plays a major role in driving Earth's climate.

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How well-connected is the surface of the global ocean? 

Deep-sea streaming: 500-mile NEPTUNE cabling brings Internet to the ocean floor

From decline to recovery: a rescue package for the global ocean     Catlin seaview survey

Scientists discover link between climate change and ocean currents during last 6 million years

Geologists confirm oxygen levels of ancient oceans

Ocean's most oxygen-deprived zones to shrink under climate change

Scientists caution against exploitation of deep ocean

'Chemical atlas' provides unique understanding of ocean geochemistry

The modulation of oceanic moisture transport by the hemispheric annular modes

GOOS: Global Ocean Observing System     If the Earth stood still

The ocean's hidden waves show their power   Vitamin water: measuring essential nutrients in the ocean

The devolution of the seas - the consequences of oceanic destruction

The state of the ocean 2013: perils, prognoses and perils     Video interview part 1    part 2

Mathematics and the ocean: movement, mixing and climate modelling

Breaking deep-sea waves reveal mechanism for global ocean mixing

Miixing it up: study provides new insight into Southern Ocean behaviour

Scientific mission will explore one of the deepest ocean trenches

Chasing the black holes of the ocean   Coherent Lagrangian vortices: the black holes of turbulence

Climate change will upset vital ocean chemical cycles

Study explains Pacific equatorial cold water region     Respiratory disorder in the ocean 

Mesoscale ocean eddies impact weather    Ocean color web

Underwater lab: UW researchers install 14 miles of cable, acmeras, sensors on ocean floor

Star-shaped waves spotted in shaken fluid     Creating waves that are frozen in time

Warming of the oceans and implications for the (re)insurance industry

EEZ (Wikipedia)     UN Exclusive Economic Zones     Oceans suffering from sea sickness

The chemical memory of seawater: scientists examine the biomolecules dissolved in the ocean and read them like a history book of the sea 

Toxic oceans may have delayed spread of complex life

Nature study highlights many paths to ocean health     Deep oceans warming at alarming rate

Scripps scientists explore the mysteries and challenges of the deep sea

Sea surface temperature reaches record highs on US northeast continental shelf

Scientists solve a 14,000-year-old ocean mystery

Massive Southern Ocean current discovered    Rogue waves

Latest Southern Ocean research shows continuing deep ocean change

First evidence of ocean acidification affecting live marine creatures in the Southern Ocean

Scientists analyse the extent of ocean acidification 

What kind of iron is in the Southern Ocean?     The International Bathymetric Chart of the Southern Ocean

General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO)

Air-Sea Flux   Air-sea Flux Global Datasets   Ocean Surface Current Simulator (OSCURS)    

Earth Oceans Were Homegrown    The Blue Planet's new water budget

Ancient pool of warm water questions current climate models   

Astronomers finally find the answer to Earth's water mystery    Did Earth's oceans come from comets?    

New spin on ocean's role   Valuing the ocean   Perpetual Ocean Video

Ocean tides and Earth's rotation - results of a high-resolving ocean model forced by the lunisolar tidal potential 

Using Atmospheric Potential Oxygen to Gain Insight into Climate Drivers of Ocean Biogeochemistry

Earth's water cycle intensifying with atmospheric warming

Modeling tides and vertical tidal mixing: A reality check 

Scripps Researcher Helps Raise Deep Concerns about Deep Sea

Comprehensive Study Makes Key Findings of Ocean pH Variations

Ocean Acidification rate may be unprecedented   Ocean acidification: hard to digest

Oceans aciidifying faster than thay have in the past 300 mllion years

Ocean Acidification    Ocean Acidification   Ocean Acidification in Deep Time

Ocean acidification research should increase focus on species' ability to adapt  

A Looming Oxygen Crisis and Its Impact on World Oceans   

How ocean chemistry affects climate change    New discovery of how carbon is stored in the Southern Ocean

Marine forecasting on the horizon for Indian Ocean Rim

Aluminium in an ocean GCM compared with West Atlantic Geotraces cruises 

Seamounts as Conduits for Massive Fluid, Heat and Solute Fluxes on Ridge Flanks 

A deep mantle origin for the primitive signature of ocean island basalt

New information about sub-seafloor structure

Origin of Indian Ocean Seamount Province by shallow recycling of continental lithosphere    

Evolving science of marine reserves: new developments

Decoding materal fluxes in the tropical ocean

Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction at Oceanic Mesoscales    Methane Escape Research

Contrasting the surface ocean distribution of bromoform and methyl iodide: implications for boundary layer physics, chemistry and climate

Sea Ice Historical Forecast Project (Ice-HFP)     International Hydrographic Organization  

New UK national centre covers marine science from the coast to the deep ocean

National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces  

NOAA Marine Geology & Geophysics

Early Holocene Eastern Mediterranean ocean climate and the stability of its overturning circulation