ocean floor


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Noun1.ocean floor - the bottom of a sea or oceanocean floor - the bottom of a sea or ocean  
abyssal zone - the deep sea (2000 meters or more) where there is no light
bed, bottom - a depression forming the ground under a body of water; "he searched for treasure on the ocean bed"
continental shelf - the relatively shallow (up to 200 meters) seabed surrounding a continent
bathyal district, bathyal zone, continental slope - the steep descent of the seabed from the continental shelf to the abyssal zone
neritic zone - the ocean waters from the low tide mark to a depth of about 100 fathoms
twilight zone - the lowest level of the ocean to which light can reach
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For the scene before him was but the background in his brain for the vision of peace that was his--a vision that was his often during long nights on the bridge when the old Tryapsic wallowed on the vexed ocean floor, her decks awash, her rigging thrumming in the gale gusts or snow squalls or driving tropic rain.
Debmarine Namibia has launched the world's largest and most advanced diamond exploration vessel, the mv SS Nujoma, to explore for diamond deposits on the ocean floor offshore from Namibia.
But she persists, growing curious about the terrain of the ocean floor and working with a colleague to map it using sound waves.
NSCC will be working closely with industry partners on this project to really try and improve the way that can use technology really focusing on multi-beam sonar and underwater camera systems to produce better maps of the ocean floor.
Hours after Indonesia's Search and Rescue Agency have located the missing AirAsia QZ8501 jet on the ocean floor on Tuesday afternoon, divers were immediately dispatched to the crash site to retrieve the bodies.
Washington, Apr 19 ( ANI ): The Pentagon has developed attack drones that can patiently wait on the ocean floor for years.
Technology, including robotics, is allowing more mining firms to explore the ocean floor for oil and minerals, as "surveys have revealed huge numbers of so-called nodules - small lumps of rock rich in valuable metals - lying on the ocean floor south of Hawaii and west of Mexico," reports David Shukman for BBC News.
THE auction of more than 5,000 Titanic artefacts a century after the luxury liner's sinking has stirred hundreds of interested calls, with some offering to add to the dazzling trove already plucked from the ocean floor.
If the boxes are spotted, the Emeraude will work with the mini-sub Nautile, which can descend to the ocean floor and was a key part of the search for the Titanic.
Shank, a WHOI biologist diving to the Pacific Ocean floor in the Alvin submersible, and Williams, a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station, spoke for roughly 30 minutes about the joys, perils, and challenges of exploring outer space and inner space.
The boundaries between oceans are usually determined by the landmasses that border them, or by ridges on the ocean floor.
US Navy ship is expected to join the search today for the missing Adam Air 737-400 off the coast of Indonesia's Sulawesi Island, where the vessel will deploy high-tech equipment to help determine whether or not metal found on the ocean floor is from the 737's wreckage.

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