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Adam O'Maille




hydrothermal vents

where ocean water seeps into undersea cracks and is heated by lava

upwelling

upward flow of cold water

neritic zone

from low-tide to continental shelf

open ocean zone

beyond the continental shelf

plankton

tiny floating algae

nekton

animals that can swim through the water column

benthos

life on the ocean floor

inertial zone

high tide to continental shelf

SONAR

sound based location

aquaculture

the farming of water organisms

estuary

where river meets saltwater

surface zone

as deep into the water as sunlight reaches

deep ocean zone

where sunlight stops, and deeper

surface currents

stream at the surface of the ocean

biosphere

part of earth's crust that supports life