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sience ocean

shoreline this is the area that can be walked on and it meets the continental shelf.
continental shelf this is that part of the floor that begins at the shoreline and gentle slopes underwater to an average depth of about 430 feet
continental rise this is a gentle sloping area that connects the steep walls of the continental slope to the bottom of the ocean floor
abyssal plain this is the flat area of the ocean floorit is covered with sand mud and plant and animal remains located on this flat plain are undersea mountains called seamounts that are formed by erupting volcanoes
seamounts underwater mountains with flat tops that are formed by valcanoes
continental slope this begins at the edge of the continental shelf and plunges down to depth of over two miles
ocean trenches they are very deep and similar to canyons on land the deepest ocean trench on earth is located in the pacific ocean.
depth this is one physical characteristic of the ocean that affects where marine organisms can live as you travel below the oceans surface visibility decreases
mid atlantic ridge a chain of underwater mountains that are formed by plate movement.
salinity the saltiness of the ocean.
current a stream of water that flows like a river through the ocean .
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