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6 Topic Pages Found in Marine Sciences and starting with the letter N
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Open Narwhal

( när'wəl ), a small arctic whale , Monodon monoceros. The males of the species, and an occasional female, bear a single, tightly spiraled tusk that

Open National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Federal agency responsible for gathering data on the environment. President Richard Nixon proposed the creation of the National Oceanic and

naval architecture

science of designing ships. A naval architect must consider especially the following factors: floatability, i.e., the ability of the ship to remain

Open navigation

science and technology of finding the position and directing the course of vessels and aircraft. In ancient times, mariners navigated by the guidance

Open Northwest Passage
Northwest Passage

water routes through the Arctic Archipelago, N Canada, and along the northern coast of Alaska between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Even though the

Open Norwegian Sea
Norwegian Sea

The Norwegian Sea is a large arm of the North Atlantic Ocean, lying west of Norway and east of the Greenland Sea and Iceland, and occupying an area of