• Question: Whats at the bottom of the ocean?

    Asked by dawn1nun on 12 Apr 2024.
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      Anton Edwards answered on 12 Apr 2024:

      The bottom of the deep ocean is mainly mud. Very few dead fish or other animals produced near the surface of the sea reach the bottom of the deep ocean because things eat them as they fall. So there are a few very special creatures that live at the bottom who have to find the occasional bits of food that reach the bottom.

      In shallower waters the tides and other currents move the fine mud around so that it sometimes moves away, leaving sand and stones. These shallower bottoms can have many living things that feed on the life in the shallow water.