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Salinity
is the total amount of dissolved salt in a sample of water
Sonar
A major advance in the ocean-floor mapping
Seamount
is a volcanic mountain rising from the ocean floor that dosent reach the surface
trench
is a long deep valley on the ocean floor through which old ocean floor sinks back towerd the mantal
continental slope
the steep edge of the continental shelf
continental shelf
is a gently slopping shallow area that extends outward from the edge of each continent
abyssal plain
a board area covered with thick layers of mud and silt
Mid-ocean riders
are long chains of mountains on the ocean floors