Chapt. 19 Vocab.

  1. Is the gradually sloping end of a continent that extends under the ocean.
    Continental Shelf
  2. Extends from the outer edge of the continental shelf down to the ocean floor.
    Continental Slope
  3. Deposits that fill in valleys and create flat seafloor areas.
    Abyssal Plains
  4. Is the area in an ocean basin where new ocean floor is formed.
    Mid-Ocean Ridge
  5. Is a long,narrow,steep-sided depression where one crustal plate sink beneath another.
    Trench
  6. When plants and algae use energy from the sun to build their tissues and produce food.
    Photosyntesis
  7. Food webs that depend on bacteria.
    Chemosinthisis
  8. Marine organisms that drift with the currents
    Plankton
  9. Animals the actively swim.
    Nekton
  10. The plants and animals that live on or in the seafloor.
    Benthos
  11. Is the introduction of harmful waste products,chemicals,and substances not native to an environment.
    Pollution
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Chapt. 19 Vocab.
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Chapter 19
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