abyssal plain

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abyssal plain

A level tract of the deep ocean floor.
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Situated in an area called the Madeira Abyssal Plane, the grid was spotted by aeronautical engineer Bernie Bamford as he browsed through Google Ocean.
Results reproduce the presence of cyclonic features at the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the region between the Algiers basin and the western part of the Balearic islands and anticyclonic features between the Abyssal plane, Algiers Basin and the Sardinian-Balearie Pass.
5 million ocean study centre, on the Humber estuary, tells the history of ocean life from the coral lagoons to the abyssal plane and boasts Europe's deepest aquarium.