Introduction to the Oceans

Key Questions

  • Surface and under currents in oceans are due to changes in

    temperature and density that are attributed to climatic changes.

    So, local salinity might change with climate.

    On the average, ocean salinity is the intolerable ( from wiki ) 35


  • Answer:

    Intertidal, Neritic, Open-Ocean.


    Intertidal zone lies between the low- and high- tide lines. (most changeable zone in the ocean)

    Neritic zone extend from low-tide line to the end of the continental shelf.

    Open-Ocean has two subzones. The Bathyal zone and the Abyssal zone.