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Martin 5th

Hydrothermal Vents

An area where ocean water sinks through cracks in the ocean floor, is heated by the underlying magma, and rises again through the cracks.

Upwelling

An upward flow of cold water from the ocean depths

Neritic Zone

The partof the ocean that extends from the low-tide line out to the edge of thecontinental shelf

Open Ocean Zone

The area ofthe ocean beyond the edge of the continental shelf

Plankton

Tiny algaeand animals that float in water and are carried by waves and currents

Nekton

Free-swimminganimals that can move throughout the water column

Benthos

Organismsthat live on the bottom of the ocean or other body of water

Inertial Zone

Thearea that stretches from the highest high-tide line on land out to the point onthe continental shelf exposed by the lowest low tide

Sonar

A system that uses sound waves to calculate the distance to an object