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Marissa

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Hydrothermal vents

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

Upwelling

An upward flow of cold water from the ocean depths

Neritic Zone

The part of the ocean that extends from the low-tide line out to the edge of the continental shelf.

Open Ocean Zone

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

Plankton

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

Nekton

Free-swimming animals that can move throughout the water column

Benthos

Organisms that live on the bottom of the ocean or other body of water.

Inertial Zone

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

Sonar

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

Aquaculture

The farming of saltwater and freshwater organisms

Estuary

A costal inlet