Unit 1: Water Chemistry

Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield.  – Lau Tzu


Unit 2: Marine Navigation

O God, thy sea is so great, and my boat is so small… unknown


Unit 3: Technology in Oceanography

Without technology the science of oceanography would still think the ocean bottom was an ice cube..


Unit 4: Primary Productivity

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe…John Muir


Unit 5: Ocean Currents

The ocean is a mighty harmonist…William Wordsworth


Unit 6: Waves

Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end… William Shakespeare


Unit 7: The Ocean Bottom

When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you…Friedrich Nietzsche


Unit 8: The Deep Sea

May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam… unknown


Unit 9: The Continental Shelf

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever…Jacques-Yves Cousteau


Unit 10: Coral Reefs

Ice ages have come and gone.  Coral reefs have persisted… Silvia Earle


Unit 11: The Tides

Time and tide wait for no man… Geoffrey Chaucer 


Unit 12: Estuaries

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one… Khalil Gibran