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13 Topic Pages Found in Marine Sciences and starting with the letter B
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Open Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea

Shallow sea, and arm of the Atlantic Ocean, extending northeast from the narrow Skagerrak arm of the North Sea and the Kattegat strait, between Sweden


common name of the sedentary crustacean animals constituting the infraclass Cirripedia. Barnacles are exclusively marine and are quite unlike any

Open Barracudas

slender, elongated fish of tropical seas. Barracudas have long snouts and projecting lower jaws armed with large, sharp-edged teeth. They are

Open Barrier islands
Barrier islands

Barrier islands are elongate, shore-parallel accumulations of unconsolidated sediment, some parts of which are situated above the high-tide line

Open Barrier reef
Barrier reef

Barrier reefs, like fringing reefs, are associated with land masses, but are separated from land by a lagoon . These reefs grow parallel to the coast


large, armored warship equipped with the heaviest naval guns. The evolution of the battleship, from the ironclad warship of the mid-19th cent.,


Strip of land bordering the sea, normally consisting of boulders and pebbles on exposed coasts, or sand on sheltered coasts. Beaches lie between the


( bĭch'Әr ), common name for African freshwater fishes as of the family Polypteridae, and particularly for those of the genus Polypterus. Bichirs are

Open Bivalves

aquatic mollusk of the class Pelecypoda ("hatchet-foot") or Bivalvia, with a laterally compressed body and a shell consisting of two valves, or

blue crab

common name for a crustacean , Callinectes sapidus, found on the S Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America. The blue crab is a member of the family