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6 Science Ocean 1-20

abyssal plain large, flat area on the ocean floor
atoll ring-shaped island formed by coral reefs around an underwater volcano
bay small area of ocean that is partly enclosed by land
continental rise gentle rise at the base of the steeper continental slope
continental shelf gently sloping underwater edge of a continent
continental slope ocean floor from the edge of the continental shelf to the continental rise
coral reef ridge of coral near the surface of the ocean in warm, shallow water
crest highest point of a wave
current river of water that flows through the ocean
deep-water current ocean water that sinks and flows at deep levels because it is more dense than the water around it: also called density current or convection current
density amount of matter in a given volume of something
desalination process that removes salts from ocean water
estuary area where a river flows into the ocean
gulf large area of ocean that is partly enclosed by land
headland point of high land jutting out in to water
hydrothermal vent hot-water spring on the ocean floor, usually on the mid-ocean ridges
intertidal zone area along a shore that is covered with water at high tide and exposed to air at low tide
jetty structure built to stick out into the water from the shoreline
marine biologist scientist who studies living things in oceans
mid-ocean ridge underwater mountain range where sea-floor spreading happens
Created by: aprilfosterja