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


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"Ocean Floor" redirects here. For the 2001 song by Audio Adrenaline, see Lift (Audio Adrenaline album).
The seabed (also sea floor , seafloor, or ocean floor) is the bottom of the ocean. At the bottom of the continental slope is the continental rise, which is caused by sediment cascading down the continental slope. The seabed has been explored by submersibles such as Alvin and to some extent scuba divers with special apparatuses.

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seafloor in Arabic: قاع البحر
seafloor in Bulgarian: Океанско дъно
seafloor in German: Ozeanboden
seafloor in Estonian: Põhi (hüdroloogia)
seafloor in Spanish: Relieve oceánico
seafloor in Indonesian: Dasar laut
seafloor in Latvian: Okeāna dibens
seafloor in Dutch: Zeebodem
seafloor in Japanese: 海底
seafloor in Russian: Океаническое дно
seafloor in Swedish: Havsbotten
seafloor in Chinese: 海床
The ocean floor is very far down that not even a human being would be able to swim down there with or without and oxegen tank.
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