3 Major Ocean layers



There are 3 major ocean layers.The top layer is called the photic zone. In this layer, there is more interaction with the surface, it is constantly being sprayed with aerosols . Also water is being constantly evaporated, and its where there is most ocean life. Next is the pycnocline. In this layer is where the thermocline is and where density drops rapidly with depth. This is a thin layer where the two other layers interact. The last layer is deep layer. In this layer the water is cold and dense. There is the least amount of life there too.




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Water density diagram
Water density diagram