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sea bottom

[′sē ‚bäd·əm]
(geology)
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In conjunction, the casing will be followed by drilling the 171/2 inch hole to an estimated depth of 1,678 metres below sea bottom, where the 13-3/8-inch casing will be set above the potentially hydrocarbon-bearing intervals at a depth of approximately 1,980 metres below sea bottom, concluded the company.
The HDD technique eliminates this problem and can extend the shore approach further out to sea without the need for any sea bottom plowing or excavation of fragile arctic coastline.
The Kuwaitis called such ill fate accidents; the boats ending up in the sea bottom, "Tabaat," and such tragic event was referred to as "Tabaa," thus it goes down in history books as "Tabaat Bahman," "Tabaat Bin Ghaith," or the most horrific one, "Tabaat Bilal Al-Sagr" -- all in reference to sponsors of the sea trips or the "Nokhatha" -- the dhow captain.
The bodies of Ken Nathan and Inthushan Sri were discovered later that evening, he said, adding that he thought they had got their legs caught in the "slippery mud" and sand on the sea bottom.
Sand covers 95 percent of the sea bottom between the Zira and the beach," Sareji said.
But each push-off can send the small, striped conchs in Australia's Great Barrier Reef several centimeters above the sea bottom and almost a body length (3 or 4 centimeters) forward.
In the film, when the shark cage breaks free from the boat and sinks, the women find themselves trapped at the sea bottom with less than an hour of oxygen left in their tanks.
The red tide causing organism (pysidinium bahamensi) lies dormant in the sea bottom waiting for favorable conditions to bloom (multiply) and when eaten by filter feeder organisms like shellfish will accumulate in their guts (stomach).
The Oceans Ministry estimates that the works to hoist the ferry from the sea bottom will take 18 months and cost up to $137 million.
Investigation and industrial exploration of sea bottom resources without special technical equipment is impossible.
In fact, Palm Jumeirah is built on a bed of rock strategically placed on the sea bottom before land reclamation efforts began to shape the project.
Alongside the positive EIA report, however, the Turkish authorities requested a set of measures to be included in the project design, including a re-routing of the pipeline so that it sidesteps shipwrecks at the sea bottom.