Oceanography is an interdisciplinary science that uses insights from biology, chemistry, geology, meteorology, and physics to analyze ocean currents, marine ecosystems, ocean storms, waves, ocean plate tectonics, and features of the ocean floor, including exotic biomes such as cold seeps and hydrothermal vents.

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Raymond G. Najjar, Jr.

My work in oceanography is broad, and includes studies on the physics, chemistry, and biology of the sea. Carbon and oxygen are of particular interest to me because they reveal a lot about how the ocean operates and interacts with the atmosphere. My earlier research was dominated by open-ocean and global studies, which I still retain an interest in. Most of my current research is focused on coastal systems.