In 2007, a piece of oceanic crust found in Greenland was dated by scientists to be around 3.8 billion years old. The age of the oldest oceanic rocks was previously determined to be...
The ocean floor is home to unique communities of plants and animals. Most of these ecosystems are near the water surface, such as the Great Barrier Reef. At deeper points, unusual sea life thrives around geothermal vents.
Map showing the underwater topography (bathymetry) of the ocean floor. Like
land terrain, the ocean floor has ridges, valleys, plains and volcanoes.
What happens when the continental shelf comes to an end, and how do
earthquakes and volcanoes continually reshape the ocean floor? Get ready to go
for an ...
The seafloor has been widely mapped by shipborne magnetometers, allowing us to delineate zones of normal and reversed magnetic polarity. Very little ocean floor
is older than 125 million years, as shown by the blue areas. So while this map is great for studying plate ... More »
We provide a wide selection of fish, reptiles, aquariums and more to those in the
Educational resources and lesson plans about the exciting, dynamic and largely
unexplored features of the ocean floor, plate tectonics, hydrothermal vents, and ...
The deepest ocean trenches could easily swallow up the tallest mountains on
land. ... The diagram below shows the main features found on the ocean floor.
Loading Assets...100%. Abyssal. Plain. Ocean. Trench. Hydrothermal. Vent.
Ridge. Continental. Shelf. Slope. Structure Labels. Ocean Depth. Location.
The ocean floor has the same general character as the land areas of the world:
mountains, plains, channels, canyons, exposed rocks, and sediment-covered ...