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What is the shallow part of the ocean floor that is close to the edge of the continent?
continental shelf
What is the gently sloping area made of sediments washed down from the slope?
continental rise
What is the vast floor of the deep ocean called?
continental plain (Abyssal Plain)
What are underwater mountains called?
mid-ocean ridge
What are deep narrow valleys in the ocean floor?
ocean trenches
What is the land from the edge of the shelf descending to the deep water of the ocean basin or floor?
continental slope