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25 Topic Pages Found in Marine Sciences and starting with the letter C
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Open Caribbean Sea
Caribbean Sea

( kâr´´ĭbē'Әn, kӘrĭb'ēӘn ), tropical sea, c.970,000 sq mi (2,512,950 sq km), arm of the Atlantic Ocean, Central America. It is bordered on the N and E

Open Catfishes

common name applied to members of the fish families constituting the order Siluriformes, found in fresh and coastal waters. Catfish are named for the

Open Cephalopods

Any predatory marine mollusc of the class Cephalopoda, with the mouth and head surrounded by tentacles. Cephalopods are the most intelligent, the

Open Channel tunnel
Channel tunnel

Tunnel built beneath the English Channel , linking Britain with mainland Europe. It comprises twin rail tunnels, 50 km/31 mi long and 7.3 m/24 ft in


( kī'tӘn ), common name for rock-clinging marine mollusks of the class Polyplacophora. Chitons are abundant on rocky coasts throughout most of the

Open Chlorophyta

( klōrŏf'ӘtӘ ), phylum (division) of the kingdom Protista consisting of the photosynthetic organisms commonly known as green algae . The organisms are


common name for certain bivalve mollusks, especially for marine species that live buried in mud or sand and have valves (the two pieces of the shell)

Open Cnidaria

( nīdâr'ēӘ ) or Coelenterata sӘlĕntӘrä'tӘ , phylum of invertebrate animals comprising the sea anemones , corals , jellyfish , and hydroids. Cnidarians


land bordering an ocean or other large body of water. The line of contact between the land and water surfaces is called the shoreline. It fluctuates

Coast Guard

special naval force assigned to seaboard duties. Its primary responsibilities usually consist in suppressing contraband trade and aiding vessels in