Water World Nelson

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Salinity

The amount of salt in the ocean

Thermocline

Region in a body of water which separates warmer surface water from cold deep water

Gyres

large system of rotating ocean currents

Thermohaline

Part of the ocean circulation that is driven by global density gradients

Upwelling

Water rising from the deep depths of the ocean floor because of specific wind patterns

El Nino

Warm ocean current flowing along the equator from the date line at Christmas time

Continental Shelf

Extended perimeter of each continent

Trench

A long narrow valley beneath the sea

Seamount

Mountain Rising from the Ocean that doesn't get above water level

Transform Fault

Strike-Slip fault between two plates of the earths crust

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