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32 Topic Pages Found in Marine Sciences and starting with the letter S
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Open Salmon

Any of the various bony fishes of the family Salmonidae. More specifically the name is applied to several species of game fishes of the genera Salmo

Open Salt marshes
Salt marshes

The term salt marsh is primarily associated with a marsh or wetland located near the sea, although it may also be applied to inland marsh in arid

Salton Sea (Calif.)

( sôl'tən ), saline lake, 370 sq mi (958 sq km), northern part of the Imperial Valley, SE Calif.; 232 ft (71 m) below sea level. Salton Sea was formed

Sargasso Sea

( särgăs'ō ), part of the N Atlantic Ocean, lying roughly between the West Indies and the Azores and from about lat. 20°N to lat. 35°N, in the horse


[Lat. scientia=knowledge]. For many the term science refers to the organized body of knowledge concerning the physical world, both animate and

Open Scuba diving
Scuba diving

Scuba-diving involves the voluntary immersion of a person in salt or fresh water . The acronym SCUBA stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing

Open sea cucumber
sea cucumber

any of the flexible, elongated echinoderms belonging to the class Holothuroidea. Although sea cucumbers have the basic echinoderm radial symmetry (see

Open seafloor spreading
seafloor spreading

theory of lithospheric evolution that holds that the ocean floors are spreading outward from vast underwater ridges. First proposed in the early 1960s

Open seal

Aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Otariidae and Phocidae (sometimes placed in a separate order, the Pinnipedia). The eared seals or sea lions

sea level

the level of the sea, which serves as the datum used for measurement of land elevations and ocean depths. Theoretically, one would expect sea level to