Sea Floor Notes - SeaFloorNotes TheSeaFloor

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Sea Floor Notes The Sea Floor Geological processes affect dry lands, but also the oceans. o The geological processes can: Determine water depth Create new islands Shape the shorelines Influence the characteristics of the bottom sea floor (it can become rocky, muddy  or sandy) Habitat : this is the natural environment where an organism resides   The oceans, covering approximately 71% of the Earth, regulate its climate and atmosphere. The oceans are categorized into  four large basins o Pacific Ocean The  largest  and  deepest  ocean o Atlantic Ocean The second largest ocean and has a similar average depth as Indian Ocean o Indian Ocean Has a similar average depth as the Atlantic Ocean o Arctic Ocean The  smallest  and  shallowest  ocean   The Earth also consists of marginal seas that are connected to the main ocean basins o Some examples are Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean Sea, Coral Sea and Gulf of Mexico
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course BSC BSC1005 taught by Professor Orlando,rebecca during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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