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15.16: Deep-Ocean Floor Communities

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    Deep-Ocean Floor Communities

    • The deep ocean is largely unexplored.
    • Light is completely absent below 3300 feet.
    • Temperature usually 28°F to 37°F.
    • A very high pressure environment.
    • Deep-ocean floor communities exist in oxygen depleted environments compared to the surface environment.

    Deep-sea community
    Figure 15.69. Deep-sea community

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