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8Sci CH 9 Ocean

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Intertidal Zone the area of a coastline between high and low tide
Salinity a measure of the amount of solids (primarily salts) dissolved in ocean water
Surface Current movement of water that affects only the upper few hundred meters of sea water
Plankton microscopic drifting organisms
Nekton all swimming forms of fish and other animals
Density Current movement of water that occurs when dense seawater moves toward an area of less dense seawater
Upwelling upward movement of cold water
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