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The gently sloping submerged surface from the shoreline toward the shoreline toward the deep ocean is called
a) continental shelf b) continental canyon c) continental rise d) continental slope
How much of the world\'s oil production currently comes from offshore regions
a) 75% b) 50% c) 10% d) 30%
Seamounts are
a) only found in the Pacific Ocean b) submarine canyons found near Australia c) a special type of oceanic trench d) volcanoes that form on the ocean floor
What was the name of the ship that conducted the first marine research?
a) HMS Challanger b) SS Woods Hole c) Alvin d) The Enterprise
Mineral Rich water, heated by newly formed oceanic crust, escapes through cracks in the ocean floor called
a) hydrothermal vents b) nodules c) trenches d) rifts
What technology do scientists use to measure ocean depth?
a) sonar b) submersibles c) rope d) laser
Isolated volcanic peaks on the ocean floor are called
a) plateaus b) ridges c) nodules d) seamounts
Biogenous sediment is made up of
a) minerals from land b) mineral from the ocean c) evaporative salts d) shells and skeletons of marine organisms
Where does seafloor spreading occur
a) at convenrgennt plates b) near the ocean surface c) on seamounts d) at divergent plates
When seawater evaporates, the concentration of salts increases until which of the following occurs
a) the salts condense b) none of the answers are correct c) the salts floaat d) the salts precipitate our of the solution
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