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The shelf, slope, and rise are covered with thick layers of ___________.
sediment (sand, mud and rocks)
The ____________ extends from the rise across nearly half of the ocean floor. It is flat and formed from sediment.
Isolated underwater mountains are known as ___________. Hint: They are formed from volcanoes.
The ________ winds its way through all of the world's major oceans. It is formed from molten rock that cools and hardens.
______, especially sodium chloride, vary depending on evaporation and run-off from nearby land.
Waters of the continental shelf receive the most sunlight and can support most of life in the oceans. True or False
_______ receive no sunlight, are very cold, and experience extreme pressure. These areas support the least life.
_________ happen when the sun and moon line up during the new moon and the full moon. They have the highest high tides and the lowest low tides.
_______ are streams of water within the oceans. These are caused by winds and the differences in salinity and temperature.
The rotation of the Earth pulls ocean water causing ______ to flow in the opposite direction of the rotation.
The Gulf Stream brings (warm/cold) water from the equator and keeps the climate warm on the east coast.
Life in the oceans is dependent upon what four (4) things?
energy from the sun, dissolved gasses, currents, and minerals
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