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ABE (automatic benthic explorer)
an untethered submersible equipped with cameras and sensors that navigates by sonar for long periods of time, "sleeping" on the ocean floor until signaled to ascend for recovery
a large portable container that divers can enter after they've surfaced to help their bodies return to normal atmospheric pressure
Remotely Operated Vehicle
unmanned submersible tethered to a mother ship and operated by pilots using a joy stick
self contained breathing apparatus
device that allows divers to breathe underwater for long periods of time
a small submarine used by scientists to explore the ocean depths with windows, lights, cameras, etc. etc.
mostly flat portion of ocean floor which provides a home to a variety of unique organisms that are adapted to the extreme conditions of this habitat
organisms that live on the bottom of the ocean, instead of saying your a bottom feeder, just call them a bentho
the production of nonthermal light by creatures converting chemical energy to light energy to lure prey or attract a mate or assist in keeping like species together
the production of organic material by energy from chemical reactions rather than light
a gently sloping shallow area of the ocean floor that extends outward from the edge of a continent
A steep incline of the ocean floor leading down from the edge of a continental shelf
an opening in the sea floor where superheated water and other material(s) are discharged into the surrounding seawater
an area that stretches form the highest high tide line to the lowest low tide line on the continental shelf
the first 200 meters of ocean water including the seashore and most of the continental shelf
the plant and algae component of plankton the primary producers of most ocean food webs
capability of continuing to meet the needs of the present over a long period of time without causing future damage
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