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the continuous movement of water from the ocean to the atmosphere to the land and back to the ocean.
steep long depression in deep sea floor that runs parallel to a chain of volcanic islands or continental margin
Alvin and deep flight are driven by people and search for things and explore the ocean
Jason II and Medea, used because pilot are expensive and dangerous, to explore ocean floor
shallowest benthic environment. It changes as the tide comes and goes, becoming covered and uncovered by water
covers the continental shelf has largest concentration of marine animals, fish and dolphins
Covers entire sea floor besides the continental shelf, giant squids and whales live here
Non-Point Source Pollution
pollution that comes from many sources rather than just a single site ex.oil and gas leaks, pesticides flowing
movements of water near the surface of the ocean, caused by global winds, Coriolis effect, and continental deflections
the apparent curving of moving objects from a straight path due to the earths rotation, causes surface currents in the North to go clockwise and south, counterclockwise
stream-like movements of ocean water located far below the surface, they are caused by increased density, caused by decreased temperature and increased salinity
cause the climates of coastal areas that would otherwise be cooler, to get warmer
cause the climates of coastal areas that would otherwise be warmer, to be cooler
a process in which cold, nutrient rich water from the deep ocean rises to the surface and replaces warm water this is important to organisms because the nutrients support the growth of plankton
periodic change in the eastern Pacific Ocean in which the surface water temperature becomes unusually cool, follows el Niño
Damages of El Niño
flash floods and mudslides, drought, upwelling not occurring that is killing many organisms
one of a group of long ocean waves that have steadily traveled a great distance from their point of generation
When part of the ocean is directly facing the moon, the water bulges on that side and the opposite, theses bulges are
tide of increased range that occurs at the full and new moons, when this occurs the sun, moon, and earth are directly lined up.
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