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  1. Voyager: How long does it take for a small island to be created?

    – Holbrooke S., 10, San Diego, Calif Sep 28, 2012 Q. How long does it take for a small island to be created? – Holbrooke S., 10, San Diego, Calif There are thousands of islands throughout all of the oceans and there are many more seamounts that grew upwar ...

    Last Updated: March 12, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  2. Voyager: Taking Your Questions

    Aug 30, 2012 It’s back! explorations now’ s Voyager for Kids is inviting K-12 students to submit their science questions  using this form  and awarding prizes to students whose questions are selected. We’ll put questions to our scientists and get answers ...

    Last Updated: June 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  3. Voyager: Why are clouds made of water? How do they form?

    – Kayvon B.,14, San Diego, Calif. Aug 15, 2012 Q. Why are clouds made of water? How do they form? Submitted by Kayvon B.,14, San Diego, Calif. Water is the only common substance that can exist as a solid (ice), a liquid (water), and gas (vapor) at the tem ...

    Last Updated: March 12, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  4. Voyager: What is a narwhal’s tusk used for?

    – Marina V., 9, Solvang, Calif. May 20, 2012 Adult narwhals have two sets of teeth, but their teeth don’t develop inside of the mouth as in humans. They remain permanently small and hidden under the skin. However, in male members of this near-threatened s ...

    Last Updated: March 12, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  5. Voyager: Why is the Ocean Blue?

    — Siena N., 5, San Diego, Calif. Feb 16, 2012 Why is the ocean blue and for that matter, why is the sky blue are both very good questions and are related to the fundamental physics of how light interacts with molecules and particles. But the two reasons a ...

    Last Updated: March 18, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. Voyager: Why Don’t Ocean Surface Currents Cross the Equator?

    – Chris W., 15, Beaverton, Ore. Jan 31, 2012 The first thing to keep in mind is that ocean currents are very thin compared to the 12,742-kilometer (7,917-mile) diameter of Earth. They’re only about four kilometers (13,000 feet) deep at most, and surface c ...

    Last Updated: September 23, 2014 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  7. Voyager: What is the biggest jellyfish?

    Q: What is the biggest jellyfish? Dec 14, 2011 Q: What is the biggest jellyfish? — Submitted by Owen H., 6, Fairbanks, Alaska Even though most people call them jellyfish, we call them jellies because they aren’t actually fish. They are marine invertebrate ...

    Last Updated: June 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  8. Voyager: What materials cause the highest level of pollution in water ecosystems?

    Q. What materials cause the highest level of pollution in water ecosystems? Once this pollution exists, how can it be removed? Nov 09, 2011 Q. What materials cause the highest level of pollution in water ecosystems? Once this pollution exists, how can it ...

    Last Updated: June 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  9. Voyager: When Will Ocean Acidification Begin to Dissolve Coral and Other Calcifiers?

    Aug 31, 2011 Q. At what level of hydrogen ion concentration in the ocean will the coral reefs and other calcifiers begin to show signs of dissolution? – Submitted by Mackenzie B., 12, Key West, Fl. The hydrogen ion concentration is a measure of the acidit ...

    Last Updated: November 20, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  10. Voyager: Why is the Earth Round?

    Q. If massive boulders came together to form the earth, wouldn’t the planet appear from space as a big bunch of chunks? Why does it appear so smooth? Jul 28, 2011 Q. If massive boulders came together to form the earth, wouldn’t the planet appear from spac ...

    Last Updated: February 6, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography