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Science 2nd 9-week Review Part 5

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Neritic Zone
the first 200 meters (656 feet) of ocean water, which includes the seashore and most of the continental shelf
Oceanic Zone
extends from 200 meters (656 feet) deep all the way to the bottome of the ocean
Ocean trench
the deepest parts of the ocean
Photic Zone
the top layer of the ocean where sunlight penetrates
ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle)
Unmanned equipment that is piloted using a joy stick and used on the ocean floor
Salinity
the amount of dissolved solids in seawater
Scuba (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus)
device that allows divers to breathe under water for long periods of time
Seamount
a volcanic peak that rises at least 3,280 feet from the seafloor
SONAR (Sound Navigation Ranging)
used to measure ocean depth by sending sound to bounce off the ocean floor
Submersible
small submarine used to explore the ocean depths
Sustainability
capable of continuing to meet the needs at the present without causing permanent damage in the future
Upwelling
the upward movement to the ocean surface of deeper, cold and usually nutrient-rich waters