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4.4: Bathymetric Evidence for Seafloor Spreading

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abyssal plain

Very flat areas that make up most of the ocean floor.

continental margin

Submerged, outer edge of the continent. The transition zone from land to deep sea. It is where continental crust gives way to oceanic crust.

guyot

Underwater mountain that has a flat top. A guyot was once above the surface and was eroded.

mid-ocean ridge

Large, continuous mountain range found within an ocean basin.

trench

Deepest parts of the ocean basins.

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