Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 20 | Number 4 | December 2007

Special Issue: Ocean Exploration

On the Cover: The cover showcases a selection of photos and images from this month’s special issue features. This selection is emblematic of the exemplary ocean exploration projects and expeditions undertaken during the last several years.
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Ocean Exploration: Discovery and Offshore Stewardship
Kendall, J.J., Jr., T.E. Ahlfeld, G.S. Boland, J.B. Irion, and J.J. McDonough. 2007. Ocean exploration: Discovery and offshore stewardship. Oceanography 20(4):20–29, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.01.

Using Narwhals as Ocean-Observing Platforms in the High Arctic
Laidre, K.L., and M.P. Heide-Jørgensen. 2007. Using narwhals as ocean-observing platforms in the high Arctic. Oceanography 20(4):30–35, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.02.

An Overview of Fixed Passive Acoustic Observation Methods for Cetaceans
Mellinger, D.K., K.M. Stafford, S.E. Moore, R.P. Dziak, and H. Matsumoto. 2007. An overview of fixed passive acoustic observation methods for cetaceans. Oceanography 20(4):36–45, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.03.

Sly Eye for the Shy Guy: Peering into the Depths with New Sensors
Widder, E.A. 2007. Sly eye for the shy guy: Peering into the depths with new sensors. Oceanography 20(4):46–51, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.04.

Mid-Ocean Ridge Exploration with an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle
Yoerger, D.R., A.M. Bradley, M. Jakuba, M.A. Tivey, C.R. German, T.M. Shank, and R.W. Embley. 2007. Mid-ocean ridge exploration with an autonomous underwater vehicle. Oceanography 20(4):52–61, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.05.

Archaeological Oceanography
Ballard, R.D. 2007. Archaeological oceanography. Oceanography 20(4):62–67, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.06.

Exploring the Submarine Ring of Fire: Mariana Arc - Western Pacific
Embley, R.W., E.T. Baker, D.A. Butterfield, W.W. Chadwick Jr., J.E. Lupton, J.A. Resing, C.E.J. de Ronde, K.-I. Nakamura, V. Tunnicliffe, J.F. Dower, and S.G. Merle. 2007. Exploring the submarine ring of fire: Mariana Arc - Western Pacific. Oceanography 20(4):68–79, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.07.

Exploring Submarine Arc Volcanoes
Carey, S., and H. Sigurdsson. 2007. Exploring submarine arc volcanoes. Oceanography 20(4):80–89, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.08.

The Lost City Hydrothermal Field Revisited
Kelley, D.S., G.L. Früh-Green, J.A. Karson, and K.A. Ludwig. 2007. The Lost City Hydrothermal Field revisited. Oceanography 20(4):90–99, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.09.

Hunting for Hydrothermal Vents Along the Galápagos Spreading Center
Haymon, R.M., E.T. Baker, J.A. Resing, S.M. White, K.C. Macdonald, and the GalAPAGoS Team. 2007. Hunting for hydrothermal vents along the Galápagos Spreading Center. Oceanography 20(4):100–107, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.10.

Exploration for Deep-Sea Corals on North Pacific Seamounts and Islands
Baco, A.R. 2007. Exploration for deep-sea corals on North Pacific seamounts and islands. Oceanography 20(4):108–117, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.11.

Cold Seeps and Associated Communities of the Gulf of Mexico
Fisher, C., H. Roberts, E. Cordes, and B. Bernard. 2007. Cold seeps and associated communities of the Gulf of Mexico. Oceanography 20(4):118–129, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.12.

Unique Deep-Water Ecosystems Off the Southeastern United States
Ross, S.W. 2007. Unique deep-water ecosystems off the southeastern United States. Oceanography 20(4):130–139, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.13.


Applications of Geo-Referenced Underwater Photo Mosaics in Marine Biology and Archaeology
Ludvigsen, M., B. Sortland, G. Johnsen, and H. Singh. 2007. Applications of geo-referenced underwater photo mosaics in marine biology and archaeology. Oceanography 20(4):140–149, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.14.

Broadband, Low-Cost, Coastal Sensor Nets
Fries, D.P., S.Z. Ivanov, P.H. Bhanushali, J.A. Wilson, H.A. Broadbent, and A.C. Sanderson. 2007. Broadband, low-cost, coastal sensor nets. Oceanography 20(4):150–155, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.15.


Shallow Water '06: A Joint Acoustic Propagation/Nonlinear Internal Wave Physics Experiment
Tang, D., J.N. Moum, J.F. Lynch, P. Abbot, R. Chapman, P.H. Dahl, T.F. Duda, G. Gawarkiewicz, S. Glenn, J.A. Goff, H. Graber, J. Kemp, A. Maffei, J.D. Nash, and A. Newhall. 2007. Shallow Water ‘06: A joint acoustic propagation/nonlinear internal wave physics experiment. Oceanography 20(4):156–167, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.16.


QUARTERDECK • Embracing Ocean Exploration
Hammond, S.R., and C. McLean. 2007. Quarterdeck: Embracing ocean exploration. Oceanography 20(4):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.17.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • A New Age of Ocean Exploration
Spinrad, R. 2007. From the President: A new age of ocean exploration. Oceanography 20(4):7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.18.

COMMENTARY • Endowments and New Institutions for Long-Term Observation
Baker, D.J., R.W. Schmitt, and C. Wunsch. 2007. Commentary: Endowments and new institutions for long-term observation. Oceanography 20(4):10–14, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.19.

RIPPLE MARKS • Winter Ice on Lakes, Rivers, Ponds | The Tales Melting Ice Could Tell | Clams Make Food from Thin Air | Out-Swimming an Estuarine Crocodile
Dybas, C.L. 2007. Ripple marks—The story behind the story. Oceanography 20(4):16–19, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.20.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • Oceanographers are Talented—Eventually
Boxall, S. 2007. The oceanography classroom: Oceanographers are talented—eventually. Oceanography 20(4):168–169, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.21.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • 110 Misconceptions About the Ocean
Feller, R.J. 2007. Education: 110 misconceptions about the ocean. Oceanography 20(4):170–173, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.22.

BOOK REVIEW • Exploring the World Ocean
Cudaback, C. 2007. Review of Exploring the World Ocean, by W.S. Chamberlin and T.D. Dickey. Oceanography 20(4):174–175, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.23.

BOOK REVIEW • Solitary Waves in Fluids
Zheng, Q., and R.D. Susanto. 2007. Review of Solitary Waves in Fluids, edited by R.H.J. Grimshaw. Oceanography 20(4):175–177, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.24.

BOOK REVIEW • Numerical Modeling of Ocean Circulation
R. Hallberg. 2007. Review of Numerical Modeling of Ocean Circulation, by R.N. Miller. Oceanography 20(4):177–179, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2007.25.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Stephen R. Hammond, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrion


This issue was generously sponsored by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.