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
Nationality: American

 2 Matthew Fontaine Maury

Matthew Fontaine Maury
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Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: January 14, 1806
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: February 1, 1873

 3 Stepan Makarov

Stepan Makarov
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: January 8, 1849
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Ukrainian, Russian
Died: April 13, 1904

 4 Charles Wilkes

Charles Wilkes
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Famous As: Naval Officer
Birthdate: April 3, 1798
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: February 8, 1877
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 5 Marie Tharp

Marie Tharp
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Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: July 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: August 23, 2006

 6 Charles David Keeling

Charles David Keeling
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: April 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: June 20, 2005
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 7 Marcia McNutt

Marcia McNutt
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Famous As: Geophysicist
Birthdate: February 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
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 8 Walter Munk

Walter Munk
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: October 19, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Austrian, American
Died: February 8, 2019
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 9 James Rennell

James Rennell
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Famous As: Geographer
Birthdate: December 3, 1742
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: March 29, 1830

 10 Maurice Ewing

Maurice Ewing
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Famous As: Geophysicist
Birthdate: May 12, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: May 4, 1974
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 11 John Murray

John Murray
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: March 3, 1841
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian
Died: March 16, 1914

 12 Robert S. Dietz

Robert S. Dietz
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: September 14, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: May 19, 1995
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 13 Henry Stommel

Henry Stommel
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: September 27, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: January 17, 1992

 14 Vagn Walfrid Ekman

Vagn Walfrid Ekman
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: May 3, 1874
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Swedish
Died: March 9, 1954
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 15 Per Teodor Cleve

Per Teodor Cleve
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: February 10, 1840
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Swedish
Died: June 18, 1905

 16 Harald Sverdrup

Harald Sverdrup
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: November 15, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Norwegian
Died: August 21, 1957

 17 Carl-Gustaf Rossby

Carl-Gustaf Rossby
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Famous As: Meteorologist
Birthdate: December 28, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Swedish, American
Died: August 19, 1957

 18 Athelstan Spilhaus

Athelstan Spilhaus
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Famous As: Oceonographer
Birthdate: November 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American, South African
Died: March 30, 1998

 19 Victor Hensen

Victor Hensen
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Famous As: Zoologist
Birthdate: February 10, 1835
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: German
Died: April 5, 1924

 20 Joseph Proudman

Joseph Proudman
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: December 30, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British
Died: June 26, 1975

 21 Alexander Buchan

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

 22 Georg Wüst

Georg Wüst
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: June 15, 1890
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German
Died: November 8, 1977
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 23 William Abbott Herdman

William Abbott Herdman
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: September 5, 1858
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Scottish
Died: July 21, 1924

 24 Bjørn Helland-Hansen

Bjørn Helland-Hansen
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: October 16, 1877
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Norwegian
Died: September 7, 1957
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 25 Columbus O'Donnell Iselin

Columbus O'Donnell Iselin
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: September 25, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: January 5, 1971

 26 Peter A. Rona

Peter A. Rona
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: August 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: February 20, 2014
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 27 Dean Bumpus

Dean Bumpus
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: May 11, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: March 14, 2002

 28 Richard H. Fleming

Richard H. Fleming
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Famous As: Oceanographer
Birthdate: September 21, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: October 25, 1989
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