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- The ocean floor is home to many unique communities of plants and animals.
- The ocean floor is being continuously pulled apart along these midocean ridges.
- The ocean floor is the most widespread surface feature of Earth.
- The ocean floor was distant from the continental source of the sediment.
- New ocean floor is being created offshore of Washington and Oregon.
- Some of the magma erupts on the ocean floor and builds up piles of pillow basalt.
- Resulting sediments form deposits on the ocean floor, they are slowly covered and sink deeper, where they turn into magma and their cycle starts again.
- It is several hundred kilometers wide, and its elevation above the ocean floor is 600 m or more.
- The rocks to the east are derived from the old margins of the two continents together with the old ocean floor.
- The Galapagos sprouted out of the Pacific from a sub oceanic lava vent on the ocean floor.
- From Europe, to North America, the ocean floor is covered with a large sheet of lava.
- The island of Rarotonga stands over 14,750 feet (4,500 meters) above the ocean floor.
- Basalt makes up most of the ocean floor and is the most abundant volcanic rock in the Earth's crust.
- Transverse ridges running between the continents and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge divide the ocean floor into numerous basins.
- Vast quantities of manganese exist in manganese nodules on the ocean floor.
- A spiny, globular animal that lives on the ocean floor off the western coast of North America.
- A spiny, globular animal that lives on the ocean floor.
- Pilot and dwarf sperm whales are both deep-diving animals that feed off the ocean floor and slopes of the continental shelf.
- The island of Rakata itself largely ceased to exist, and its surrounding ocean floor was drastically altered.
- As a result of the huge amount of material deposited by the volcano, the surrounding ocean floor was drastically altered.
- A fracture zone (fault) has been discovered in the Atlantic Ocean floor.
- The Atlantic Ocean floor, shown in rainbow colors according to age, is being subducted beneath the island arcs of the Lesser Antilles.
- Image of the Atlantic Ocean in special coloring in order to show the profile of the Atlantic Ocean floor.
- The Pacific Ocean floor, broken into several plates, including the Farallon Plate, was being pushed under Asia and North America, melting at the edges.
- The presence of 10,000 or more undersea volcanoes on the Pacific Ocean floor, however, long defied explanation.
- But if one measures from the actual base Hawaii's Mauna Kea is king at 33,476 feet (more than 6.33 miles) from base on the Pacific Ocean floor to tip.
- In areas on the ocean floor which were anoxic, the breakdown of organics created hydrogen sulfide.
- They are built up from repeated basaltic flows, often beginning at the ocean floor.
- The volcanic activity began millions of years ago when submarine lava flows were erupted on the ocean floor.
- Study of the deep ocean floor was critical to development of the theory; the field of deep sea marine geology accelerated in the 1960s.
- In the 1960s, the past record of geomagnetic reversals was noticed by observing the magnetic stripe "anomalies" on the ocean floor.
- Blue whales can create very loud sounds and it is possible that the whales use these sounds to sense geographical features of the ocean floor.
- This disguises a halibut from above (blending with the ocean floor) and from below (blending into the light from the sky).
- The ocean floor has been since gradually rising, eventually giving birth in 1927 to a new island, north of what remains of Rakata.
- He convinces them to take him out fishing, but catches his hook upon the ocean floor.
- The continental shelf is the part of the ocean floor next to each of the continents.
- This part of the mountain belt also contains highly altered remnants of the ocean floor that once separated the two continents.
- Green Sand - is used as a soil amendment and fertilizer and is mined from deposits of minerals that were originally part of the ocean floor.
- The Moho is at a depth of 5-10 km beneath the ocean floor and about 35 km below the continents (but down to 60 km below mountains).
- Also where you find exceptions look to a map of the ocean floor and see if the continental shelf can account for some of what you see as a discrepancy.
- Efforts to map the ocean floor intensified, thanks in large part to the newly-created U.S. Office of Naval Research.
- The crew also used the first electronic sounding devices to map the ocean floor.
- The speed of sound in water is of interest to those mapping the ocean floor.
- Thanks to technological efforts and the mapping of the ocean floor, it became known that there was an oceanic ridge system.
- The Coral Sea is a mountain group that rises approximately 2,000 meter (6,600 feet) from the ocean floor and comes all the way up to the surface.
- In this region, cold water pushes nutrients from the ocean floor to the surface, where ocean life thrives.
- Bacteria occur in almost every environment on Earth, from the bottom of the ocean floor, deep inside solid rock, to the cooling jackets of nuclear reactors.
- A cold seep (sometimes called a cold vent) is an area of the ocean floor where hydrogen sulfide, methane and other hydrocarbon -rich fluid seepage occurs.
- Methane feeds bacterial ecosystems, chemosynthetic communities and deep-water or cold water corals that live on the ocean floor.
- The quake struck 11.2 miles (18.0 km) below the ocean floor and generated a tsunami.
- In places, the earthquake caused the ocean floor to shift as much as 65 feet (20 meters).
- The area where the earthquake occurred is where the Pacific Ocean floor is subducting (or being pushed downwards) under Alaska.
- Belonging to the baleen whale group, they have plates for filtering marine worms and crustaceans from the ocean floor.
- The shape and position of the mouth indicate that this whale may feed very near the ocean floor.
- Like humans, whales are usually right-handed, and primarily feed from the right side of their mouths when they canvas the ocean floor.
- They feed on large schools of crustaceans, specifically copepods and krill and may feed on small fish near the ocean floor.
- Wegener also noted differences between the continents and the ocean floor.
- The weakness of Wegner's theory, and the reason it was not readily accepted by geologists was that he proposed that the continents slide over ocean floor.
- Some of these animals are carnivorous, feeding on corals and scavenging the ocean floor.
- The scraping of the ocean floor in bottom dragging is devastating to coral, sponges and other long-lived species that do not recover quickly.
- Sponges are extremely primitive creatures that live attached to the ocean floor, in some cases, at extreme depths.
- Large deposits of methane hydrates, frozen mixtures of hydrocarbon gas (mostly methane) and water, occur over large areas of the ocean floor.
- It continues to move as part of the ocean floor and will eventually collect layers of sediment descending from the water above.
- Even if the water was removed, he said, a person would still see differences between the continents and the ocean floor.
- They are geologically active, with new magma constantly emerging onto the ocean floor through a gap called a rift in the earth's crust.
- Dagon Dagon (1917) H. P. Lovecraft A man discovers a terrible undersea civilization when his boat is swamped on an island spewed upward from the ocean floor.
- High volcanic islands such as the Hawaiian Islands and low coral islands throughout Oceania continue to rise from the ocean floor of the Pacific.
- These areas can form in the middle of continents or on the ocean floor.
- Ocean ridges are linear features on the ocean floor where molten magma originating in the earth's mantle rises and solidifies to form new ocean crust.
- Most transform faults are found on the ocean floor, where they often offset active spreading ridges to form a zigzag plate boundary.
- Minerals in the limestone indicated that they came from a nearby source of granite that was unlikely to occur on the ocean floor.
- The mélange contains large lumps of limestone from the ocean floor, as well as basalt, Torlesse sandstones and other lithologies.
- It's the work of old cabernet vines grown on a sunny ridge 2,600 feet above the Pacific, their roots deep into limestone that was once the ocean floor.
- However, as surveys of the ocean floor continued around the world, it was discovered that every ocean contains parts of the mid-ocean ridge system.
- The four Hecla class vessels were replaced by the survey vessel HMS Scott which surveys the ocean floor.
- Events > Earthquakes > Plate Tectonics > Oceanic Crust
- Encyclopedia of Keywords > Places > Earth > Continents
- Geology > Volcanoes > Active Volcanoes > Mauna Loa
* Abyssal Plain
* Bottom Feeders
* Common Features
* Continental Margin
* Continental Plates
* Deepest Parts
* Divergent Plate Boundaries
* Flood Basalts
* Gray Whale
* Hydrothermal Vent
* Hydrothermal Vents
* Mantle Beneath
* Mauna Kea
* Mauna Loa
* Mid-Oceanic Ridges
* Mid-Ocean Ridge
* Mid-Ocean Ridges
* North American Plate
* Oceanic Crust
* Oceanic Ridges
* Ocean Floors
* Ocean Trenches
* Pacific Plate
* Plate Tectonics
* Relatively Uniform
* Rocky Outcrop
* Sea-Floor Spreading
* Sea Floor Spreading
* Sea Level
* Spreading Center
* Subduction Zones
* Tectonic Plates
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