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Unity's Oceanography

Oceanography for Ms. Hall

What is the Coriolis Effect? the curving of moving objects from a straight path due to the Earth's rotation
What is the difference between "El Nino" and "La Nina"? El Nino is warm water whil La Nina is cool water
What are large tides that occur during new and full moons called? Spring tides
What is a Tidal Bore? A body of water that rushes up through a narrow bay during the rise of a high tide
What makes up the bottom of the food chain? Plankton
What are Nekton? Free swimming organisms of the ocean
What are Benthos? Bottom Dwellers
What is Desalination? Removal of salt from ocean water
What are the four common parts of the ocean floor? Continental Shelf, Continental Slope, Continental Rise, Abyssal Plane
What are four common things to find on the ocean floor? Mid-Ocean Ridge, Rift Valley, Seamounts, Ocean Trenches
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