Chapter 6 and 7 Vocabulary                                                     Name ____________________________________


Chapter 6

_____ 1.    Abyssal plain

_____ 2.    Abyssal zone

_____ 3.    Atoll

_____ 4.    Barrier reef

_____ 5.    Bathyal zone

_____ 6.    Benthos

_____ 7.    Continental Margin

_____ 8.    Continental rise

_____ 9.    Continental Shelf

_____ 10.Continental slope

_____ 11.Coral reef

_____ 12.Deep zone

_____ 13.Fringing Reef

_____ 14.Guyot

_____ 15.Intertidal zone

_____ 16.Midocean ridge

_____ 17.Nekton

_____ 18.Neritic zone

_____ 19.Plankton

_____ 20.Salinity

_____ 21.Seamount

_____ 22.Submarine canyon

_____ 23.Surface zone

_____ 24.Thermocline

_____ 25.Trench

_____ 26.Turbity current


A.         A reef that does not touch the island it surrounds

B.         A flat topped underwater mountain.

C.         A reef that surrounds a lagoon, but no island.

D.         A reef that touches the island it surrounds

E.          An area where the deep water comes close the shore

F.          An underwater mountain that sometimes forms an island

G.         An underwater mud slide

H.         Gently sloping ocean bottom near the land.

I.            Sea life that can swim

J.           Sea life that floats in the ocean

K.        Sea life that lives on the ocean bottom

L.          The amount of salt dissolved

M.       The deepest part of the ocean.

N.        The deepest zone of the oceanThe edge of the continental plate

O.        The flat, deep part of the ocean bottom composed of sediments

P.          The layer of the ocean heated by the sun

Q.        The layer of the ocean where temperature changes with depth

R.         The layer of the ocean with cold water and no light

S.          The limestone skeletons of underwater organisms

T.          The shallow sloping area of the ocean bottom in deep water

U.         The steep sloping edge of the continent

V.         The zone of the ocean between high and low tide

W.       The zone of the ocean between the edge of the continental slope and 2000 m.

X.         The zone of the ocean between the low tide line and the edge of the continental shelf

Y.         Underwater mountain chain

Chapter 7


_____ 1.        Aquifer

_____ 2.        Cavern

_____ 3.        Condensation

_____ 4.        Continental glacier

_____ 5.        Evaporation

_____ 6.        Glacier

_____ 7.        Groundwater

_____ 8.        Iceberg

_____ 9.        Impermeable

_____ 10.    Permeable

_____ 11.    Pore space

_____ 12.    Precipitation

_____ 13.    Reservoir

_____ 14.    Surface runoff

_____ 15.    Valley glacier

_____ 16.    Water cycle

_____ 17.    Water Table

_____ 18.    Watershed

_____ 19.    Zone of aeration

_____ 20.    Zone of saturation


A.     A large body of moving water underground

B.     A man made lake

C.     A place where water has worn a hole underground.

D.     A river of ice that flows down from the mountains

E.      A sheet of ice that covers thousands of square kilometers

F.      Breaks off from the edge of a glacier

G.     Forms by more snow falling than melting each year

H.     Region where the pore space is filled with air

I.        Region where water has soaked in

J.       Rock that absorbs water and soaks it up

K.    The change from gas to liquid

L.      The change from liquid to a gas

M.   The continuous recycling of water

N.    The spaces between the grains of rock

O.    The to p of the zone of saturation

P.      The total land area that runs into one river

Q.    Water beneath the surface of the earth

R.     Water coming from the sky

S.      Water that blocks the water from soaking in

T.      Water that does not soak into the soil