What is an area along the ocean floor that consists of sand silt and dead organisms?
The ocean has different zones that has plants and animals. The area along the ocean floor that consists of sand silt and dead organisms is called the benethic zone.
A mid-ocean ridge is formed along a line created by sea floor spreading. It usually consists of parallel mountain ranges separated by a valley. Sea floor spreading is the result of plate tectonics, where two crustal plates are moving apart. The ridge is formed along lines of the weakest points between the two plates.
Is it true that the magnetism of the rocks along the ocean floor is consistent in that there is no reversal of polarity?
The ocean floors are crustal plates and move, carrying the continents along with them. This movement begins at a mid-ocean ridge. A ridge forms along a crack in the oceanic crust, where molten material is heated by the mantle and erupts. In this process, called sea-floor spreading, the sea floor spreads apart along both sides of a mid-ocean ridge as new crust is added. As a result, the ocean floors move like conveyor belts, carrying…