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ocean floor

Ocean floor vocab!!!

A deep valley that forms when an ocean plate moves below another plate. Ocean trench
The extension of the continental crust under the ocean is the... Continental Shelf
A steep drop off at the edge of the continental shelf is... Continental slope
Areas with higher elevation which extend the length of the spreading plate boundary. Mid-ocean ridge
A notch or valley between the edges of the plates at a spreading plate boundary. Rift zone
The areas located between the edge of the oceanic crust and a mid-ocean ridge. Ocean basins
A supply that meets a need for materials or energy. Resource
To use a resource wisely. Conserve
A currents caused by water temperature or salinity. Deep Ocean Current
Current caused by wind moving over the ocean. Surface Current
The daily rising and falling of Earth's water on it's coasts. Tide
A continuous flow of water along a path in the ocean. Current
A small island located near a coastline. Barrier Island
The opening between barrier islands. Inlet
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