bathymetry

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bathymetry

[bə′thim·ə·trē]
(engineering)
The science of measuring ocean depths in order to determine the sea floor topography.
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interrupta, two of the most geographically and bathymetrically widespread species in Alaska, are encountered with greater frequency.
The sources of the brown, brown-to-red, and orange discoloration are unknown, but the former two were geographically and bathymetrically widespread.
Nevertheless, 10 y later (year 2001), the abundance of infested pink abalone was again higher than that of normal pink abalone, and normal and infested organisms seemed to be bathymetrically segregated.