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List of Famous Oceanographers

List of famous oceanographers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top oceanographers in the world? This includes the most prominent oceanographers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable oceanographers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic oceanographers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned oceanographers.

This list includes K. Megan McArthur, G. Michael Purdy and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known oceanographers to the lesser known oceanographers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the oceanographer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous oceanographers ever?" and "What are the names of famous oceanographers?" then you're in the right place. (13 items)

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
    • Profession: Astronaut, Oceanographer
    • Schools: University of California, Los Angeles, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego + 1 more
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    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: Gibbstown, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Aquanaut, Lecturer, Scientist, Author, Oceanographer + 2 more
    • Schools: St. Petersburg College, Duke University, Florida State University
    • Children: Elizabeth Earle
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    • Age: age 49
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Professor, Scientist, Oceanographer
    • Schools: University of Sydney
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    • Age: Died at 55 (1849-1904)
    • Birthplace: Mykolaiv, Ukraine
    • Profession: Military Officer, Author, Oceanographer
    • Place Of Death: L├╝shunkou District, China
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    • Profession: Professor, Oceanographer
    • Schools: University of Maine, Merrimack College
    • Major/Field Of Study: Oceanography, Biology
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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Bathurst, Australia
    • Profession: Novelist, Oceanographer, Writer
    • Schools: University of Sydney
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    Henry Melson Stommel

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    • Age: Died at 72 (1920-1992)
    • Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America
    • Profession: Oceanographer
    • Schools: Yale University
    • Major/Field Of Study: Astronomy
    • Place Of Death: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
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    • Profession: Geophysicist, Oceanographer
    • Schools: Imperial College London, University of Cambridge
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    Paul Scully-Power

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Oceanographer
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    Edith Widder

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    • Age: age 64
    • Profession: Oceanographer
    • Schools: University of California, Santa Barbara, Tufts University
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    Nicholas P. Fofonoff

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1929-2003)
    • Profession: Oceanographer
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    M. Dorothy "Dot" Rogers

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1909-2002)
    • Profession: Oceanographer
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    Betty Bunce

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1915-2003)
    • Profession: Oceanographer
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