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OCEAN FACT
Where is Point Nemo?

Want to get away from it all? You can't do better than a point in the Pacific Ocean popularly known as 'Point Nemo.' It's the location in the ocean that is farthest from land.

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Motion in the ocean
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Making Waves

You know about ocean tides, but how much do you know about ocean currents? Watch our three-minute video podcast to learn what puts the motion in the ocean.

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About NOS

The National Ocean Service (NOS) translates science, tools and services into action, to address threats to coastal areas such as climate change, population growth, port congestion, and contaminants in the environment, all working towards healthy coasts and healthy economies.

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Miami coastline

Coasts

Supporting healthy, resilient coastal communities.

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Midway Atoll

Oceans

Protecting the health, productivity, and diversity of our ocean.

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Navigation

Navigation, tides, currents, and geodesy.

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