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Ocean Test

Continental Shelf

the shallow part of the ocean at the edge of the continents

Continental Slope

the edge of the continental shelf that extends steeply downward tot he ocean floor

Ocean Basin

the floor of the deep ocean


the highest part of a chain of underwater mountains


a deep, narrow valley in the ocean floor


a river like flow of water in the ocean


the rise and fall of the surface level of the ocean


the up and down movement of ocean water caused by the wind

Light Zone

the sunlit water of the ocean

Dark Zone

the ocean water where sunlight does not reach

Coral Reef

a platform or ridge of coral at or near the ocean surface

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