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Oceans and seas cover what percentage of the earth's surface?
Water pressure equals water __________?
Oceans are divided into how many depth zones?
Which zone contains the most water?
Which zone contains most of the marine life?
Which zone is between 600 and 3000 feet deep?
What percentage of the ocean does the Midnight zone take up?
What is underwater that is part of what makes oceans so deep?
Gravitational forces between the earth, moon and sun cause what?
Winds blowing across the surface of the oceans cause waves and _________?
Which ocean is the smallest?
Which ocean is the largest?
An underwater plain is called a continental _______?
Which ocean is the shallowest?
Approximately how thick is the layer of ice covering the surface of the Arctic Ocean?
Sound travels _______ times faster through water than through air.
A colorful stone-like material that is formed from the skeletons of small sea animals is called______________.
What is the organ that allows fish to get air from water?
What is the name for large numbers of microscopic plant and animal organisms drifting in the ocean?
A large area of a sea or an ocean partially enclosed by land is a _________.
Cultivating marine organisms in their natural environment is called __________________.
The study of fishes is called_____________.
What do you call someone who studies and explores the ocean and matters pertaining to them?
What is a body of salty water separated from the sea by sandbars or coral reefs?
The study of animals that scientists say do not exist is called____.
Marine sediments on the ocean floor are as old as four billion years, the same age as the ocean itself
Where the sun is directly overhead at the summer solstice
Which of these is NOT a wave process that occurs due to waver interaction with the shore or the ocean floor?
As heat is added to pure ice, what happens when its temperature reaches 0 degrees Celsius?
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