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Hydrothermal Vents

an area where ocean water sinks through cracks in the ocean floor, is heated byte underlying magma, and rises through cracks

Upwelling

an upward flow of cold water from the ocean depths

Neritic Zone

the part of the low tide that extends from the low tide to the continental shelf

Open Ocean Zone

The area of the ocean beyond the edge of the continental shelf

Plankton

tiny algae that float in water and are carried by waves

Nekton

Free swimming animals that Can move throughout the water column

Benthos

organisms that live on the bottom of the ocean or other bodies of water

Inertial Zone

the area stretches from the highest high tide to the lowest low tide

Sonar

a system that uses sound waves to calculate the distance to a object

Aquaculture

the farming of salt and freshwater organisms

Estuary

a coastal inlet or bay where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the oceans

Surface Zone

As far as sunlight reaches under the ocean

Deep Ocean Zone

When the sunlight no longer reaches the water

Surface Currents

Large stream of flowing water at the surface that flows through the ocean

Biosphere

the part of the earths crust, water, and atmosphere that supports life