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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. 
K. Megan McArthur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Oceanographers
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Katherine Megan McArthur is an American oceanographer and a NASA astronaut. She has served as a CAPCOM for both the space shuttle and space station. Megan McArthur has flown one space shuttle mission, STS-125. She is known as the last person to be hands on with the Hubble Space Telescope. McArthur has served in a number of positions including working in the Shuttle Avionics Laboratory. She is married to fellow astronaut Robert L. Behnken. ...more

Age: 46

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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Sylvia Earle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Oceanographers
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Sylvia Earle appeared in the 2012 documentary film Chasing Ice. ...more

Age: 82

Birthplace: USA, Gibbstown, New Jersey

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Matthew England is a physical oceanographer and climate scientist. England completed a B.Sc. and a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney, Australia. In 2005 he became a Professor at the University of New South Wales, and was awarded an Australian Research Council Federation Fellowship that same year. England's main research work relates to the global-scale ocean circulation and its influence on regional climate, with a focus on the Southern Hemisphere. England is currently Co-Director with Professor Andrew Pitman of the Climate Change Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. England is a former Fulbright Scholar and CSIRO Flagship Fellow. He currently co-chairs the ...more

Age: 51

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

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Stepan Osipovich Makarov was a Russian vice-admiral, a highly accomplished and decorated commander of the Imperial Russian Navy, an oceanographer, awarded by the Russian Academy of Sciences, and author of several books. Makarov also designed a small number of ships. The town of Shiritoru on Sakhalin island, was renamed Makarov in 1946 in his honor. ...more

Age: Died at 55 (1849-1904)

Birthplace: Mykolaiv, Ukraine

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