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Aspen Fleckles


Hydrothermal Vents

An area where ocean water sinks into ocean floor, then is heated by magma and rises.

Upwelling

An upward flow of cold water from the deep ocean

Nertic Zone

Part of the ocean from low tide out to the edge of the continenetal shelf

Open Ocean Zone

Area of ocean past the continental shelf

Plankton

Tiny algae and animals that float on water or are carried by waves

Nekton

Free swimming animals tgat can move through water collums

Benthose

Organisms that live on the bottem of oceans or bodys of water

Inertial Zone

Area from highest hight tide to lowest low tide

Sonar

A system that uses soundwaves to calculate the distance of an object

Aquaculture

the farming of saltwater and freshwater organisms

Estuary

Costal inlet where freshwater mixes with saltwater

Surface Zone

Extends as far as sunlight can reach; only part that recives enough sunlight for algae


Deep Ocean Zone

When sunlight no longer reaches the ocean, it's dark and cold

Surface Currents

Large stream of moving water at the surface of the ocean; mainly driven by winds

Bioshpere

The part if the Earth's crust, waters, and atmosphere that supports life