360. Sea


See also 234. LAKES ; 356. RIVERS ; 414. WATER .

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

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