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  • Oceanography: Continental slope

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    At the edge of the continental shelf is a steep incline that drops to the ocean floor, referred to as the continental slope.  » more info

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  • Oceanography: Deep currents

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    In the ocean, cold, dense water from the poles sinks downward to the deep ocean and continues to flow slowly toward the equator.  » more info

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  • Oceanography: Indian ocean

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    The Indian Ocean is one of the smaller oceans.  » more info

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  • Oceanography: Island

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    Some volcanic mountains that rise sharply from the ocean floor, called sea mounts, rise above the ocean surface and become islands.  » more info

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  • Oceanography: Ocean trench

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    Ocean trenches form along the edges of the ocean floor and are the deepest areas of the ocean.  » more info

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  • Oceanography: Pacific ocean

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    The Pacific ocean is the largest and deepest ocean on Earth.  » more info

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  • Oceanography: Seas

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    A sea is a smaller body of saltwater that is nearly enclosed by land.  » more info

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  • Oceanography: Submarine canyon

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    In some areas, deep submarine canyons cut into the continental shelf and continental slope.  » more info

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  • Oceanography: Surface current

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    Most surface currents move water in the upper few hundred meters of the ocean.  » more info

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  • Oceanography: Surface currents II

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    A current is a river of moving water within the ocean. Surface currents move water horizontally, parallel to Earth's surface. As wind blows, friction is created along the surface, forcing the water to…  » more info

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