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9.4: Earth's Oceans- Challenge 1

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    5466
  • 1. Water changes temperature more ___ than land.
    slowly
    2. Oceans moderate Earth's temperature by ___.
    absorbing thermal energy near the equator and moving it near the poles
    3. Water density increases when temperature ___.
    decreases
    4. Seawater is rich in ___.
    sodium chloride
    5. The salts in seawater come from ___.
    the weathering of rock and soil
    6. The oceanic zone richest in life is the ___ zone.
    photic
    7. The aphotic zone makes up the ___ of the ocean.
    majority
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