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Oceans wes

ocean a major body of salt water
oceanography the study of the oceans, and how they affect the land and weather
97% the amount of Earth's water found in the oceans
3/4 the amount of Earths surface covered by water
fresh water water containing only a tiny amount of salt
salt water water containing many dissolved salts; the most abundant type of water found on Earth
Chesapeake Bay One of the largest estuaries in the United States located off the coast of Virginia
brackish describes a mixture of salt and fresh water
estuary a partly enclosed coastal body of water where salt and fresh water meet. They are called the "nurseries of the sea"
salt marsh a low-lying area of land regularly flooded by salt water at high tide
crest the high point on a wave
tide the regular rise and fall of ocean water caused by the gravitational puil of the moon and sun
trough the low point on a wave
tsunami a wave, produced by an earthquake on or near the ocean floor, which builds up to great heights as it moves into shallow water
wave a disturbance, often caused by wind, seen on the surface of water
current the river-like movement of water in the ocean
Gulf stream current a warm water current that travels by the east coast of the U.S. and crosses the Atlantic moving towards Europe
salinity the saltiness of water
submersible a small submarine used by scientists to study the deep
bioluminescent a living thing that gives off light
plankton tiny algae and animals that float in water and are carried by waves and currents
continental shelf the flat, shallow part of the ocean floor near the coast.
Water pressure What increases as you dive deeper into the ocean
temperature, light, life What decreasses as you dive deeper into the ocean
trench the deepest part of the ocean
continental slope the steep drop-off from the continental shelf to the deep part of the ocean
continental rise the bump at the bottom of the continental slope where landslides pile up.
spring tide an especially high tide created by when the Earth, moon, and Sun are in a straight line
neap tide an especially low low tide created when the Earth, moon, and sun are at right angles from each other
Created by: PRO Teacher lit123