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Longshore dift is
a) the movement of sand along a beach.
b) the movement of waves along a beach.
c) the movement of organisms along a beach.
d) the movement of people along a beach.

Organisms in which zone are live both in the water and on land?
a) intertidal zone
b) open ocean zone
c) neritic zone
d) surface zone

Currents from the poles are carrying what type of water?
a) cold
b) warm
c) freezing
d) boiling

Waves slow down as they near the shore because of
a) friction
b) energy loss
c) more water
d) the tide

What is a movement of energy through a body of water?
a) wave
b) tsunami
c) Coriolis effect
d) currents

As pressure increases
a) depth increases.
b) depth decreases.
c) temperature increases.
d) temperature decreases.

Above continental shelf is what zone?
a) Neritic Zone
b) Open Ocean Zone
c) Low Tide Zone
d) Intertidal Zone

Unusual wind patterns and a shift in weather are examples of
a) El Nino
b) La Nina
c) surface currents
d) deep currents.

The strength of the wind and the distance that the wind is blowing can affect the
a) size of surface waves.
b) size of deep waves.
c) temperature of surface waves.
d) temperature of deep waves.

Organisms that live on the ocean floor are
a) benthos.
b) plankton.
c) nekton.
d) organisms.

What is the definition of salinity?
a) The amount of salt in water
b) The amount of evaporation that is taking place
c) The amount of oxygen in the water
d) The amount of hydrogen

The surface zone is affects what?
a) temperature
b) precipitation
c) organisms
d) plants

A current is
a) a large stream of moving water that flows through the ocean
b) the sinking of dense, cold water with high salinity
c) the movement of a large mass of warm water
d) the sinking of cold freshwater

The cold water near the Poles does what?
a) sinks
b) rises
c) stays where it's at
d) moves how the winds move

The roots of dunes holds sand in place this is why
a) dunes decrease beach erosion.
b) dunes increase beach erosion.
c) dunes help to increase activity on the beach.
d) dunes increase the number of organisms

Wave heigh is one reason why
a) a tsunami is destructive.
b) a wave is destructive.
c) a surface current is destructive.
d) a deep current is destructive.

When waves come to the shore wavelength decreases and
a) wave height increases.
b) wave height decreases.
c) wave height remains the same.
d) frequency increases

Temperature decreases as
a) you go down into the water column.
b) you go up in the water column.
c) you swim in the ocean.
d) you tread water in the ocean.

The scientific name of salt is
a) sodium chloride.
b) hydrogen chloride.
c) carbon chloride.
d) helium chloride.

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