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The ocean makes up this much of planet Earth
How many oceans are on the Earth?
This is the shallow part of the ocean floor that begins at the shoreline. It is what you play on at the beach!
Begins at the edge of the continental shelf and plunges down. It is usually sand, mud, and rocks.
This is the flat area of the ocean floor. Seamounts are located here.
This connects the continental slope to the bottom of the ocean floor.
These are very deep and similar to canyons on land.
As you go farther down into the ocean, the temperature ____________________.
The amount of salt that is dissolved in ocean water.
As depth increases, water pressure ______________________.
Water sinks when it is ____ than the surrounding water.
waves, currents, tides
What are the 3 basic motions of the ocean water?
Caused by wind patterns and the differences in water densities
These live near the surface of the ocean because they need sunlight.
all food chains begin with this.
The ocean that is closest to us in Virginia.
Has mountains, plains, and ridges like land surfaces. What am I describing?
Algae in the ocean provide much of Earth's what?
A coral reef is what?
Gulf Stream Current
Brings warmth to Europe and helps regulate climate and temperatures on the East Coast of USA
angler fish, giant squid, tripod fish are all found ______ in the ocean.
Most animals, phytoplankton, zooplankton, turtles, and krill are all found near the __________?
When water evaporates,
salt is left behind, which increases salinity
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