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11 Topic Pages Found in Marine Sciences and starting with the letter T
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Open Tasman Sea
Tasman Sea

Pacific Ocean C5 Area 890,000 square miles (2.3 million square km) Maximum depth 19,500 ft (5,945 m) Inflows Southern Ocean, Coral

Taxonomy

The branch of biology concerned with the classification of organisms. Organisms were formerly grouped into various taxa (singular taxon ) on the basis

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thermohaline circulation

Scientists studying past climate epochs have found times when the oceans' circulation lost its vital character, perhaps even shut down. Analyses of

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Tidal power

Tides are the cyclic rising and falling of the ocean surface caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon and the sun acting on the ocean waters

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tide

alternate and regular rise and fall of sea level in oceans and other large bodies of water. These changes are caused by the gravitational attraction

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Timor Sea

Indian Ocean F2 Area 235,000 square miles (610,000 square km) Maximum depth 10,800 ft (3,300 m) Inflows Indian Ocean, Arafura Sea

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tortoise

( tôr'təs ), common name for a terrestrial turtle , especially one of the family Testudinidae. Tortoises inhabit warm regions of all continents except

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Tsunami

( tsʊnä'mē ), series of catastrophic ocean waves generated by submarine movements, which may be caused by earthquakes , volcanic eruptions, landslides

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tuna

or tunny, game and food fishes, the largest members of the family Scombridae ( mackerel family) and closely related to the albacore and bonito. They

tunicate

( tu'nəkĭt ), marine animal of the phylum Chordata , which also includes the vertebrates. The adult form of most tunicates (also called urochordates)