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marine biology


a branch of marine science involving the study of animals and plants that live in the ocean and the shoreline and how they interact with the environment

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  • They refrained tacitly from speaking of marine biology or any reasons for tapping plastic objects against the Esperance's hull.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
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marine biology  
The scientific study of organisms living in or dependent on the oceans.
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