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Oceanography Test

All the continents once formed this giant landmass Pangea
The Atlantic Grows Wider
The salt in the ocean came from... minerals on land that were dissolved and carried away by rivers and streams
3 methods for studying the ocean floor include... sonar, sattelite,and vessels
Sonar works by... sending sound pulses
an underwater mountain formed by volcanoes is a ... seamount
the gently sloping area attached to a continent is the... continental shelf
The steeply sloping area between the continental shelf and the ocean floor is... continental slope
Deep, flat areas of the ocean floor are called... abyssal plains
plates at the mid ocean ridges are tectonic plates
producer an organism that makes food (photosynthesis)
consumer an organism that eats food (could be a carnivore)
Benthos organisms that live on the ocean floor (tiny crawling organisms)
Nekton organisms that swim freely
Plankton organisms that drift or float
estuary forms where rivers run into oceans
How are coral reefs formed? there are organisms called coral that eventually die. When these creatures die they leave their skeleton behind and makes a coral reef
How is seaweed used? making sushi, thickening jellies, and its in ice cream
What direction do the arrows point in a food web or chain? They point to where the energy is going
Plates at ocean trenches... collide and the 1 pushes down below the other
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