Oceanographers

Oceanographers are the scientists who explore the oceans and study their physical and biological aspects and related phenomena. Know about famous oceanographers, such as Sylvia Earle, Matthew Fontaine Maury, Marie Tharp, Stepan Makarov, Charles Wilkes and many more.

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 1 Sylvia Earle

Sylvia Earle.
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Famous As: Marine biologist
Birthdate: August 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gibbstown, New Jersey, U.S.

 2 Matthew Fontaine Maury

Matthew Fontaine Maury.
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Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: January 14, 1806
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, United States
Died: February 1, 1873

 3 Albert I, Prince of Monaco

Albert I, Prince of Monaco.
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: November 13, 1848
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 26, 1922

 4 Stepan Makarov

Stepan Makarov.
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: January 8, 1849
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mykolaiv, Ukraine
Died: April 13, 1904
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 5 Charles Wilkes

Charles Wilkes.
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Famous As: Naval Officer
Birthdate: April 3, 1798
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 8, 1877

 6 Marie Tharp

Marie Tharp
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Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: July 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
Died: August 23, 2006
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 7 Charles David Keeling

Charles David Keeling
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: April 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 20, 2005
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 8 Marcia McNutt

Marcia McNutt
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Famous As: Geophysicist
Birthdate: February 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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 9 Walter Munk

Walter Munk
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: October 19, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: February 8, 2019

 10 James Rennell

James Rennell
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Famous As: Geographer
Birthdate: December 3, 1742
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chudleigh, England
Died: March 29, 1830
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 11 Charles J. Moore

Charles J. Moore
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: United States

 12 Maurice Ewing

Maurice Ewing
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Famous As: Geophysicist
Birthdate: May 12, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lockney, Texas, United States
Died: May 4, 1974
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 13 John Murray

John Murray
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: March 3, 1841
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cobourg, Canada
Died: March 16, 1914

Born to Scottish migrants in Canada, John Murray later went back to Scotland to study medicine but quit without graduating. He later studied geology and became one of the pioneers of oceanography. He was also associated with the Challenger Expedition and was knighted for his work as a marine biologist.

 14 Robert S. Dietz

Robert S. Dietz
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: September 14, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westfield, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 19, 1995
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 15 Henry Stommel

Henry Stommel
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: September 27, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: January 17, 1992

 16 Vagn Walfrid Ekman

Vagn Walfrid Ekman
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: May 3, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: March 9, 1954

 17 Per Teodor Cleve

Per Teodor Cleve
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: February 10, 1840
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: June 18, 1905

 18 Harald Sverdrup

Harald Sverdrup
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: November 15, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sogndal Municipality, Norway
Died: August 21, 1957

 19 Carl-Gustaf Rossby

Carl-Gustaf Rossby
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Famous As: Meteorologist
Birthdate: December 28, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: August 19, 1957

 20 Athelstan Spilhaus

Athelstan Spilhaus
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Famous As: Oceonographer
Birthdate: November 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: March 30, 1998

 21 Victor Hensen

Victor Hensen
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: February 10, 1835
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Schleswig, Germany
Died: April 5, 1924

 22 Joseph Proudman

Joseph Proudman
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: December 30, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Unsworth, England
Died: June 26, 1975
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 23 Alexander Buchan

Alexander Buchan
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Famous As: Meteorologist
Birthdate: April 11, 1829
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: May 13, 1907

 24 Georg Wüst

Georg Wüst
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: June 15, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Died: November 8, 1977
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 25 William Abbott Herdman

William Abbott Herdman
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: September 5, 1858
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: July 21, 1924

 26 Bjørn Helland-Hansen

Bjørn Helland-Hansen
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: October 16, 1877
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: September 7, 1957
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 27 Columbus O'Donnell Iselin

Columbus O'Donnell Iselin
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: September 25, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Rochelle, New York, United States
Died: January 5, 1971

 28 Peter A. Rona

Peter A. Rona
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: August 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 20, 2014
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 29 Dean Bumpus

Dean Bumpus
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: May 11, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 14, 2002

 30 Richard H. Fleming

Richard H. Fleming
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: September 21, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Victoria, Canada
Died: October 25, 1989
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