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  1. What is the Forchhammer's Principle?
    9 Feb 2016
  2. What is seaspeak?
    20 Jan 2016
  3. What is GRAV-D?
    12 Jan 2016
  4. What is a NOAA tide table?
    4 Nov 2015
  5. What are the vampire squid and the vampire fish?
    30 Oct 2015
  6. How does NOAA help clean up oil and chemical spills?
    22 Oct 2015
  7. What is a maritime forest?
    16 Oct 2015
  8. What is a High Seas Forecast?
    8 Oct 2015
  9. What is a bight?
    9 Sep 2015
  10. What is a thermocline?
    28 Jul 2015
  11. What is a Portuguese Man o’ War?
    22 Jul 2015
  12. What is subsidence?
    2 Jul 2015
  13. What is a wetland?
    6 May 2015
  14. What is HAZMAT?
    23 Apr 2015
  15. What is an ocean glider?
    3 Apr 2015
  16. What is glacial isostatic adjustment?
    23 Mar 2015
  17. How does NOAA monitor water levels around the nation?
    18 Mar 2015
  18. How do natural disasters contribute to marine debris?
    11 Mar 2015
  19. What is a marsh organ?
    11 Feb 2015
  20. What is a nautilus?
    6 Feb 2015
  21. What is a platypus?
    4 Feb 2015
  22. What is spat?
    22 Jan 2015
  23. What is a turbidity current?
    12 Jan 2015
  24. What is geocaching?
    20 Nov 2014
  25. What is a geographic information system?
    19 Nov 2014
  26. What is the Census of Marine Life?
    12 Nov 2014
  27. What is aquaculture?
    7 Nov 2014
  28. What are Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems?
    31 Oct 2014
  29. Why does the ocean have waves?
    23 Oct 2014
  30. What is an Operational Forecast System?
    23 Oct 2014
  31. How far does sound travel in the ocean?
    29 Sep 2014
  32. Do fish sleep?
    16 Sep 2014
  33. What is blue carbon?
    4 Sep 2014
  34. What is PORTS®?
    11 Aug 2014
  35. What is nuisance flooding?
    30 Jul 2014
  36. What is tectonic shift?
    18 Jul 2014
  37. What is a whale fall?
    13 Jun 2014
  38. What are the horse latitudes?
    5 Jun 2014
  39. Are horseshoe crabs really crabs?
    14 May 2014
  40. What are PBDEs?
    21 Apr 2014
  41. When Was the First Earth Day?
    19 Apr 2014
  42. What is a pelagic fish?
    26 Mar 2014
  43. What is bombogenesis?
    25 Mar 2014
  44. What do geodesists do?
    19 Mar 2014
  45. What is the International Date Line?
    10 Mar 2014
  46. What is the longest-lived marine mammal?
    5 Mar 2014
  47. What is an anchialine pool?
    31 Jan 2014
  48. What is an artificial reef?
    3 Dec 2013
  49. Are there oceans on other planets?
    19 Nov 2013
  50. What is dredging?
    4 Nov 2013
  51. What is a slough?
    23 Sep 2013
  52. Is the Earth round?
    18 Sep 2013
  53. What is a hurricane?
    19 Aug 2013
  54. Was Moby Dick a real whale?
    31 Jul 2013
  55. Why do we name tropical storms?
    16 Jul 2013
  56. What is a seiche?
    26 Jun 2013
  57. Why do mariners use port and starboard instead of left and right?
    24 Jun 2013
  58. What is a fish ladder?
    16 May 2013
  59. What is a bivalve mollusk?
    22 Apr 2013
  60. What is ocean acidification?
    1 Apr 2013
  61. What is a Plimsoll line?
    26 Feb 2013
  62. What is LIDAR?
    23 Jan 2013
  63. What is the most venomous marine animal?
    15 Jan 2013
  64. Why do we have spring tides in the fall?
    28 Nov 2012
  65. What is the difference between storm surge and storm tide?
    26 Nov 2012
  66. What is the mariner's 1-2-3 rule?
    20 Nov 2012
  67. What is the difference between a hurricane watch and a warning?
    27 Sep 2012
  68. What is the difference between an AUV and a ROV?
    17 Sep 2012
  69. What is shoreline armoring?
    24 Aug 2012
  70. What is the difference between a nautical mile and a knot?
    6 Aug 2012
  71. What is 'Old Sow'?
    16 Jul 2012
  72. Are mermaids real?
    27 Jun 2012
  73. Where is Point Nemo?
    15 Jun 2012
  74. What's the difference between a threatened and endangered species?
    18 May 2012
  75. Why are scientists concerned about Asian tiger shrimp?
    27 Apr 2012
  76. What is a perigean spring tide?
    3 Apr 2012
  77. What is sea foam?
    8 Mar 2012
  78. How big is the Atlantic Ocean?
    21 Feb 2012
  79. What is a datum?
    1 Feb 2012
  80. What is the Sargasso Sea?
    25 Jan 2012
  81. How do we forecast harmful algal blooms?
    6 Jan 2012
  82. What are Christmas tree worms?
    22 Dec 2011
  83. Does coral jewelry make a good gift?
    15 Dec 2011
  84. What is an iceberg?
    30 Nov 2011
  85. What is the cryosphere?
    30 Nov 2011
  86. Where do I get NOAA tides and currents data?
    29 Nov 2011
  87. What is a turkeyfish?
    23 Nov 2011
  88. What is the geoid?
    17 Nov 2011
  89. What is Digital Coast?
    14 Nov 2011
  90. What is the law of the sea?
    14 Nov 2011
  91. How do I get NOAA nautical charts?
    7 Nov 2011
  92. What makes the green turtle...green?
    18 Oct 2011
  93. What is a historical map or chart?
    7 Oct 2011
  94. What is ghostfishing?
    27 Sep 2011
  95. Are sea cucumbers vegetables?
    13 Sep 2011
  96. What is the Storm QuickLook?
    7 Sep 2011
  97. What is the difference between weather and climate?
    10 Aug 2011
  98. Could a hurricane make a large oil spill worse?
    4 Aug 2011
  99. How did the Pacific Ocean get its name?
    13 Jun 2011
  100. Is there gold in the ocean?
    8 Jun 2011
  101. Are starfish really fish?
    1 Jun 2011
  102. What are jellyfish made of?
    26 May 2011
  103. Why are aquatic plants so important?
    26 May 2011
  104. What is seaweed?
    5 May 2011
  105. How can you tell the difference between an oil slick and an algal bloom?
    26 Apr 2011
  106. How did the Hawaiian Islands form?
    13 Apr 2011
  107. Do the Great Lakes have tides?
    4 Apr 2011
  108. How much of the ocean have we explored?
    1 Apr 2011
  109. What is lightering?
    21 Mar 2011
  110. What is air gap?
    28 Feb 2011
  111. What is a marine national monument?
    12 Feb 2011
  112. What is VDatum?
    3 Feb 2011
  113. What is a salt marsh?
    27 Dec 2010
  114. What is Natural Resource Damage Assessment?
    8 Dec 2010
  115. What threats do seabirds face?
    17 Nov 2010
  116. What's the difference between a seal and a sea lion?
    25 Oct 2010
  117. How does pressure change with ocean depth?
    20 Oct 2010
  118. What is NERRS?
    13 Oct 2010
  119. What ocean basin has the most corals?
    7 Oct 2010
  120. Are coral animals or plants?
    6 Oct 2010
  121. What is the EEZ?
    1 Oct 2010
  122. How do we monitor tides?
    15 Sep 2010
  123. What is a navigation response team?
    30 Aug 2010
  124. Why is the ocean salty, but rivers flowing into it are not?
    23 Aug 2010
  125. What is the difference between a dolphin and a porpoise?
    18 Aug 2010
  126. What is marine forensic science?
    10 Aug 2010
  127. What is an invasive species?
    6 Aug 2010
  128. Why does the ocean get colder at depth?
    28 Jul 2010
  129. What makes the right whale "right"?
    21 Jul 2010
  130. How long is the U.S. shoreline?
    14 Jul 2010
  131. Where is the largest estuary in the United States?
    7 Jul 2010
  132. What is an eddy?
    28 Jun 2010
  133. What is the difference between a hurricane, a cyclone, and a typhoon?
    22 Jun 2010
  134. What is the largest sea turtle?
    15 Jun 2010
  135. Why is data on currents important?
    9 Jun 2010
  136. What is a waterspout?
    4 Jun 2010
  137. What is the significance of the NOAA logo?
    26 May 2010
  138. What is the Loop Current?
    21 May 2010
  139. What is a seamount?
    14 May 2010
  140. Can penguins fly?
    11 May 2010
  141. How does oil impact marine life?
    4 May 2010
  142. What is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
    22 Apr 2010
  143. How is bathymetric data used?
    2 Apr 2010
  144. How do sanctuaries protect marine life?
    25 Mar 2010
  145. What is coral bleaching?
    15 Mar 2010
  146. Are dolphins fish?
    10 Mar 2010
  147. What is bathymetry?
    2 Mar 2010
  148. Why do we study PCBs if they were banned in 1979?
    16 Feb 2010
  149. What is bioluminescence?
    12 Feb 2010
  150. What is a tidal wave?
    8 Feb 2010
  151. Do alligators live in the ocean?
    1 Feb 2010
  152. Is sea level the same all across the ocean?
    21 Jan 2010
  153. How is ocean observing data used?
    19 Jan 2010
  154. What is the Bermuda Triangle?
    8 Jan 2010
  155. What is the National Spatial Reference System?
    4 Jan 2010
  156. Where is all of the Earth's water?
    15 Dec 2009
  157. What is federal consistency?
    11 Dec 2009
  158. What is the smallest ocean?
    30 Nov 2009
  159. Do whales make noise?
    23 Nov 2009
  160. What are the three main types of coral reefs?
    20 Nov 2009
  161. Where is the largest protected area in the National Marine Sanctuary system?
    19 Nov 2009
  162. What lives in a kelp forest?
    10 Nov 2009
  163. What is maritime heritage?
    5 Nov 2009
  164. How do we measure currents?
    28 Oct 2009
  165. What was the first national marine sanctuary to be designated?
    20 Oct 2009
  166. What threats do coastal communities face?
    15 Oct 2009
  167. Are all algal blooms harmful?
    8 Oct 2009
  168. Did I find a lost underwater civilization?
    2 Oct 2009
  169. Why do we study tides?
    1 Oct 2009
  170. What is geodesy?
    22 Sep 2009
  171. What are PCBs?
    18 Sep 2009
  172. What is the difference between land cover and land use?
    10 Sep 2009
  173. What is nutrient pollution?
    1 Sep 2009
  174. What is resilience?
    27 Aug 2009
  175. What is an environmental sensitivity index map?
    24 Aug 2009
  176. What is a dead zone?
    21 Aug 2009
  177. What is a national marine sanctuary?
    18 Aug 2009
  178. What can I do to protect coral reefs?
    10 Aug 2009
  179. What is remote sensing?
    10 Aug 2009
  180. What is ecosystem science?
    4 Aug 2009
  181. How frequent are tides?
    27 Jul 2009
  182. What are phytoplankton?
    27 Jul 2009
  183. What is a guyot?
    21 Jul 2009
  184. Who first charted the Gulf Stream?
    21 Jul 2009
  185. How do people use kelp?
    13 Jul 2009
  186. What is the biggest fish in the ocean?
    13 Jul 2009
  187. What is "smart growth"?
    7 Jul 2009
  188. Do sharks eat people?
    7 Jul 2009
  189. What is the largest ocean basin on Earth?
    30 Jun 2009
  190. Can humans drink seawater?
    29 Jun 2009
  191. Where are marine protected areas located?
    23 Jun 2009
  192. What is IOOS?
    23 Jun 2009
  193. What are El Nino and La Nina?
    17 Jun 2009
  194. What is a kelp forest?
    17 Jun 2009
  195. What is the global ocean conveyor belt?
    12 Jun 2009
  196. What is a coral reef made of?
    12 Jun 2009
  197. How is sea level rise related to climate change?
    4 Jun 2009
  198. What is a mangrove forest?
    4 Jun 2009
  199. Is change important to estuaries?
    26 May 2009
  200. What types of plants and animals live in an estuary?
    26 May 2009
  201. What does an oceanographer do?
    18 May 2009
  202. What is a rip current?
    14 May 2009
  203. Are lionfish a threat to Atlantic Ocean fish?
    24 Apr 2009
  204. What is upwelling?
    24 Apr 2009
  205. What is marine snow?
    24 Apr 2009
  206. How long does it take to produce a nautical chart?
    6 Apr 2009
  207. What do the numbers mean on a nautical chart?
    6 Apr 2009
  208. Can the ocean freeze?
    30 Mar 2009
  209. What is a tsunami?
    30 Mar 2009
  210. What is marine debris?
    30 Mar 2009
  211. What is a current?
    30 Mar 2009
  212. Can marine debris degrade on its own in the environment?
    25 Mar 2009
  213. What does peanut butter have to do with the ocean?
    18 Mar 2009
  214. In what types of water do corals live?
    16 Mar 2009
  215. How fast is the Gulf Stream?
    12 Mar 2009
  216. What is the largest living structure on Earth?
    10 Mar 2009
  217. What's the difference between an ocean and a sea?
    25 Feb 2009
  218. What are the seven seas?
    25 Feb 2009
  219. What percentage of marine areas are protected?
    18 Feb 2009
  220. Where can I get tide predictions?
    18 Feb 2009
  221. What is a hydrothermal vent?
    13 Feb 2009
  222. What is an extremophile?
    13 Feb 2009
  223. What is coastal zone management?
    30 Jan 2009
  224. Do volcanoes occur in the ocean?
    30 Jan 2009
  225. What is a rogue wave?
    28 Jan 2009
  226. What can the ocean teach us about life on other planets?
    27 Jan 2009
  227. Where is the highest tide?
    23 Jan 2009
  228. What are tides?
    22 Jan 2009
  229. Why do we have oceans?
    22 Jan 2009
  230. How many oceans are there?
    21 Jan 2009
  231. How does sound travel in the ocean?
    21 Jan 2009
  232. Why is the ocean blue?
    16 Jan 2009
  233. How much water is in the ocean?
    15 Jan 2009
  234. What is a nautical chart?
    14 Jan 2009
  235. What do coral reefs have to do with medicine?
    14 Jan 2009
  236. Why is the ocean salty?
    13 Jan 2009
  237. What is a marine protected area?
    7 Jan 2009
  238. What's the difference between a tide and a current?
    6 Jan 2009
  239. Why do Harmful Algal Blooms occur?
    6 Jan 2009
  240. What is a red tide?
    5 Jan 2009
  241. What is the biggest source of ocean pollution?
    4 Dec 2008
  242. How far does light travel in the ocean?
    3 Dec 2008
  243. What percentage of the American population lives near the coast?
    3 Dec 2008
  244. How much of the ocean have we explored?
    2 Dec 2008
  245. What's the difference between a nautical chart and a map?
    1 Dec 2008
  246. What is a sonar?
    27 Nov 2008
  247. What species live in and around coral reefs?
    26 Nov 2008
  248. What is hydrography?
    25 Nov 2008
  249. How important is the ocean to our economy?
    19 Nov 2008
  250. What role does the Ocean Service play with our nation's aircraft and airports?
    19 Nov 2008
  251. What role does the ocean play in the weather?
    18 Nov 2008
  252. Is sea level rising?
    10 Nov 2008
  253. How do coral reefs protect life and property?
    10 Nov 2008
  254. What is the longest mountain range on earth?
    7 Nov 2008
  255. What is a benthic habitat map?
    5 Nov 2008
  256. What is an estuary?
    3 Nov 2008
  257. How do coral reefs benefit the economy?
    15 Oct 2008
  258. How deep is the ocean?
    3 Oct 2008
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