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  • n. The bottom of a sea or ocean; often covered with sediment.

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Examples

  • One approach, which is expensive and not yet widely applied, is called seafloor geodesy.

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  • You know that you are fish obsessed — or just plain loco — if, in the middle of a perfectly good day, you strip down to your boxers, don a snorkel and fins, and plunge into the Pacific Ocean 10 miles offshore where the seafloor is 1,000 feet beneath you.

    Trip Report: Deep Sea Fishing off the Coast of Costa Rica

  • Prof. NELSON: You know, such as the, you know, 75 or 85 percent of it's gone, and they don't bother to look what's settled to the bottom of the seafloor, which is, after all, what happened a lot of the oil after the Exxon Valdez disaster.

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  • The cold, pitch-black depth of the seafloor is a formidable problem.

    Fore, right!

  • My question is if the pipe is actually broken off at the seafloor which is 5k feet down, is the pipe broken off at 5k feet down but the seafloor is actually deeper, or is the pipe broken off say at 2k feet down and the seafloor is 5k feet down.

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  • They also may open up new ways of looking at the impacts of human activities on the seafloor, such as seafloor mineral mining, which could alter a vent site in a similar way to an eruption.

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  • This aggregation of life forms was unknown until the 1920s, when early hydrographers mapping the ocean with sound encountered a daytime "seafloor" around 3,300 feet, which rose perplexingly toward the surface at night.

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  • Yellowstone lies outside of the craton, on the accreted "seafloor" crust that forms the western portion of the continent, and is composed of highly deformed, fractured rock (of lower melting point than craton), that is much more susceptible to intrusive magma from from the upper mantle, and even more so for the superhot plumes. report abuse

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  • Further, when viewed with scanning electron microscopy, the convoluted spore-bearing surface in the mushroom's interior resembles a "seafloor covered with tube sponges, reminiscent of the fictitious home of SpongeBob".

    The new fungus from Bikini Bottom

  • But instead of living in a pineapple on the seafloor at Bikini Bottom as its cartoon namesake does, the real-life SpongeBob is a terrestrial fungus that lives in rainforests on the tropical island of Borneo.

    The new fungus from Bikini Bottom

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