Assess the effects of overfishing on an ocean environment.
Compare primary productivity in the polar, tropical, and temperate oceans.
Explain the unique adaptations of marine organisms.
Explain how the ocean–atmosphere relationship influences weather and climate.
Describe the changes in waves as they approach the shore and break.
Identify the main surface and deep-ocean currents.
Identify the main types of marine pollution.
Compare methods by which scientists alter seawater.
Explain the chemical and physical properties of seawater.
Identify divergent, convergent, and transform boundary features.
Distinguish between continental drift and plate tectonics.
Introduction and Overview
Describe modern tools and techniques used in oceanic research.
Describe the origin of life as related to oceanography.
Classify the chemical composition and physical properties of Earth.
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