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• What is the most common form of ocean litter?
• What is the intertidal zone?
• What causes seasickness?
• Do we still need lighthouses?
• What is a canal?
• What do windward and leeward mean?
• How many high tides are there per day?
• What is a lagoon?
• How do hurricanes affect sea life?
• What is a glass sponge?
• How do hurricanes form?
• What is ecoforecasting?
• What is a gyre?
• How Many Species Live in the Ocean?
• What is a watershed?
• What is eutrophication?
• What is high tide flooding?
• How does sand form?
• What does the ocean have to do with human health?
• What is a Rossby wave?
• Why should we care about the ocean?
• What is a tide gauge?
• What is a King Tide?
• What are the oldest living animals in the world?
• What are the Roaring Forties?
• Are all fish cold-blooded?
• Where do fish go when it freezes outside?
• What is ocean noise?
• What are the trade winds?
• How are satellites used to observe the ocean?
• What is an oil seep?
• What is coral spawning?
• Why do scientists measure sea surface temperature?
• What are the doldrums?
• What are beach advisories and beach closures?
• What are microplastics?
• How does land-based pollution threaten coral reefs?
• Can a coral reef recover from bleaching and other stressful events?
• How does overfishing affect coral reefs?
• How does climate change affect coral reefs?
• What is ocean etiquette?
• What is the difference between local sea level and global sea level?
• What color is an iceberg?
• What is marine biogeography?
• What is the Forchhammer's Principle?
• What is a bight?
• What is a thermocline?
• What is a wetland?
• What is aquaculture?
• Why does the ocean have waves?
• How far does sound travel in the ocean?
• What is PORTS®?
• What do geodesists do?
• What is the International Date Line?
• Are there oceans on other planets?
• What is a slough?
• Is the Earth round?
• What is a hurricane?
• What is a seiche?
• Why do mariners use port and starboard instead of left and right?
• What is ocean acidification?
• Why do we have spring tides in the fall?
• What is the difference between storm surge and storm tide?
• What is the difference between a hurricane watch and a warning?
• What is the difference between a nautical mile and a knot?
• What's the difference between a threatened and endangered species?
• What is a perigean spring tide?
• How big is the Atlantic Ocean?
• What is a datum?
• What is an iceberg?
• Where do I get NOAA tides and currents data?
• What is the geoid?
• What is the law of the sea?
• What is the difference between weather and climate?
• How did the Pacific Ocean get its name?
• What is seaweed?
• How much of the ocean have we explored?
• What is a salt marsh?
• How does pressure change with ocean depth?
• What is NERRS?
• What ocean basin has the most corals?
• What is the EEZ?
• What is a navigation response team?
• Why is the ocean salty, but rivers flowing into it are not?
• What is an invasive species?
• Why does the ocean get colder at depth?
• What is an eddy?
• What is the difference between a hurricane, a cyclone, and a typhoon?
• What is the significance of the NOAA logo?
• What is bathymetry?
• What is the National Spatial Reference System?
• What is federal consistency?
• What is the smallest ocean?
• What is the largest ocean basin on Earth?
• Can humans drink seawater?
• What is the global ocean conveyor belt?
• How is sea level rise related to climate change?
• What does an oceanographer do?
• What is a rip current?
• Can the ocean freeze?
• What is a tsunami?
• What's the difference between an ocean and a sea?
• What are the seven seas?
• Do volcanoes occur in the ocean?
• What are tides?
• Why do we have oceans?
• How many oceans are there?
• How does sound travel in the ocean?
• Why is the ocean blue?
• How much water is in the ocean?
• Why is the ocean salty?
• How far does light travel in the ocean?
• How much of the ocean have we explored?
• What is a sonar?
• What is hydrography?
• Is sea level rising?
• What is an estuary?
• How deep is the ocean?