Hulsey: Chapter 13 Science Vocabulary

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  1. The measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a given amount of liquid is called
    salinity
  2. The movement of water from ocean to the atmosphere to the land and back to the ocean is called
    the water cycle
  3. The area between the shoreline and the continental slope is called
    the continental shelf
  4. the area between the continental shelf and the ocean floor is called
    the continental slope
  5. The base of the continental slope is called
    continental rise
  6. The broad, flat part of the deep-ocean basin is called
    abyssal plain
  7. The mountain chain on the ocean floor
    mid-ocean ridge
  8. The volcanic mountain on the ocean floor
    seamount
  9. The huge crack in the ocean floor. A steep, long depression in the deep-sea floor that runs parallel to a chain of volcanic islands or a continental margin
    ocean trench
  10. A long, narrow valley that forms as tectonic plates separate
    rift valley
  11. the mass of mostly microscopic organisms that float or drift freely in freshwater and marine environments
    plankton
  12. all organisms that swim actively in open water, independent of currents
    nekton
  13. the organisms that live at the bottom of the sea or ocean
    benthos
  14. the region near the bottom of a pond, lake or ocean
    benthic environment
  15. in the ocean, the zone near the surface or at middle depths, beyond the sublittoral zone and above the abyssal zone
    pelagic environment
  16. a process of removing salt from ocean water
    desalination
  17. pollution that comes from many sources rather than from a single, specific site
    nonpoint-source pollution
  18. pollution that comes from a specific site
    point-source pollution

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