See also lakes; rivers; water.
a device used for measuring vertical currents in deep ocean areas.
the scientific exploration of the sea with sonic instruments. —bathygraph, bathygram, n.
a vessel for exploring the depths of the oceans.
the depths or bottom of the sea.
organic life that inhabits the bottom of the sea.
an apparatus for surveying the depths or bottom of the sea.
an abnormal fear of waves.
a severe storm at sea, usually occurring near the equinox and mistakenly thought to be the result of the sun crossing the equatorial line.
a work describing the sea.
a body or stretch of navigable water which is under the jurisdiction of a particular nation. Cf. mare liberum
a body or stretch of navigable water to which all nations or countries have unrestricted access. Cf. mare clausum
a marshy region adjoining the seashore.
the measurement of the rise and fall of tides. Also mareography. —marigraphic, adj.
the branch of physical geography that studies oceans and seas. —oceanographer, n. —oceanographic, oceanographical, adj.
a view or representation of the sea, especially in a painting, photograph, etc.
the sovereignty of the seas. — thalassocrat. n.
the branch of oceanography that studies smaller bodies of water, as sounds, gulfs, etc.
oceanography in general. —thalassographer, n. —thalassographic, thalassographical, adj.
an abnormal love of the sea.
an abnormal fear of the sea.