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9 Topic Pages Found in Marine Sciences and starting with the letter M
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mackerel

common name for members of the family Scombridae, open-sea fishes including the albacore, bonito, and tuna . They are characterized by deeply forked

Open Manatees
Manatees

Any of a group of plant-eating aquatic mammals found in marine bays and sluggish rivers, usually in thick, muddy water. They have flippers as

Open marine biology
marine biology

study of ocean plants and animals and their ecological relationships. Marine organisms may be classified (according to their mode of life) as

Open Math & Science
Math & Science

Science education deals with the learning and teaching of science knowledge, practices, habits of mind, discourse patterns, and their relation to

Open Mid-ocean ridges
Mid-ocean ridges

Long submarine mountain range that winds along the middle of the ocean floor. The mid-ocean ridge system is essentially a segmented, linear shield

Open minnow
minnow

common name for the Cyprinidae, a large family of freshwater fish which includes the carp (Cyprinus carpio), and of which there are some 2,400

Open mollusc
mollusc

Any of a group of invertebrate animals, most of which have a body divided into three parts: a head, a central mass containing the main organs, and a

Mollusca

( məlŭs'kə ), taxonomic name for the one of the largest phyla of invertebrate animals (Arthropoda is the largest) comprising more than 50,000 living

Open mussel
mussel

edible freshwater or marine bivalve mollusk. Mussels are able to move slowly by means of the muscular foot. They feed and breathe by filtering water