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					             Exploring the Ocean Floor Webquest

1. What 4 different ways do scientists explore the ocean floor?
   http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/technology/technology.html

       a.
       b.
       c.
       d.


2. For each of the technologies you found above, show me a picture.
                                                                             Show me four
   http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/technology/technology.html                  pictures here.




3. What are two examples of ‘observation tools’?
   http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/technology/technology.html

       a.
       b.

4. What is one advantage of using submersibles to explore the ocean floor?
   http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/technology/subs/subs.html




5. How deep can ‘conventional scuba equipment’ go?
   http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/technology/diving/diving.html




6. What technology was used to take this picture? What is the picture showing?
   http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/technology/tools/satellites/media/hatteras.html
7. What is SONAR? How does it work?
   http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/earthguide/diagrams/sonar/sonar.html



8. What is an AUV?
   http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/expedition12/index.html



9. What is an ROV?
   http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/technology/subs/rov/rov.html



10. What’s a ‘big obstacle’ to using robots in the deep ocean?
    http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/expedition12/index.html



11. What do scientists use instead of ‘radio waves’ to ‘keep in touch’ with AUVs?
    http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/expedition12/index.html



12. What noises can interfere with communicating with AUVs?
    http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/expedition12/index.html



13. The deepest part of the ocean is known as the Mariana Trench. How deep is it?
    http://www.marianatrench.com/mariana_trench-exploration_001.htm



14. How much pressure is there at 7000 metres? What would it feel like having on
     top of you? (Click on 7000m to see the picture).
http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/robotics/pressure.html

				
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