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Ocean Floor

Continental Shelf * edges the slope down from the shore into the ocean * underwater * width varies around edges Is not the deepest part of the ocean
* where the Continental Shelf slopes down and drops to the bottom of the ocean floor * water increases here Continental Slope
Mid- Ocean Ridge * bottom of the ocean * mountain range that divides the ocean into 2 parts * underwater volcanoes * seamounts are volcanoes that aren't in the Mid- Ocean Ridge
* center of the highest part of the mid- Ocean Ridge * underwater Volcanic activity occurs * narrows trench Rift Zone
Trenches * steep- side, deep, canyon * narrow valley at the bottom of the ocean * deepest part of the ocean * deeper than any valley found on land
* begins where the Continental Slope flattens * flatter gental slope Smoothe area of ocean floor Abyssal Plains
Created by: Softball018