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