Ocean Topo IAN 1


1. Ocean basin-the ocean itself, the hole that is filled with saltwater.

2. continental shelf-the edge of the continent where it enters the ocean, is part of the continent and is shallow water.

3. continental slope-drops down much deeper into the ocean, can be as deep as 2,000 meters.

4. submarine canyon-steep V-shaped canyon found in the continental shelf and continental slope.  Can be as deep as 2,000 meters.

5. abyssal plain-the flat ocean floor!, the flattest place on Earth.         

6.  seamount-an extinct volcano found on the ocean floor.  

7.  guyot-a flat-topped seamount flattened by wave action

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