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Oceans HMS

Surface current current on top, made from wind, moves in circles
density current currents on bottom, made from salt/temperature
salinity amount of salt in the ocean
breaker wave collapsing
basin low areas that filled with ocean water
crest top of wave
trough bottom of wave
continental shelf gradual slope lots of life
continental slope extends from the shelf to the bottom of the floor, big drop
abyssal plain flat seafloor deep
mid-ocean ridge new floor forms here, mountains
trench steep depression at a subduction zone
photosynthesis process where producers make energy from the sun
chemosynthesis process where producers make energy from nitrogen and sulfur
plankton marine organisms that drift in currents
Nekton animals that can actively swim
Benthos plants and animals living on the bottom of the seafloor
Created by: Hmsearthsci