Undersea Vocabulary

  1. Aquanaut- A scuba diver who lives and operates both inside and outside an underwater shelter for an extended period.

  2. Bathyscaphe - A guided submersible ship for deep-sea exploration having a spherical watertight cabin attached to its underside.


  3. Bathysphere - A strong steel diving sphere for deep-sea observation.


  4. Dive - To submerge.


  5. Hull - The frame or body of a ship.


  6. Hydrogen bomb - A bomb whose violent explosive power is caused by the sudden release of atomic energy.


  7. Luminous- Emitting light or glowing.


  8. Oceanography - A science that studies the oceans, including the determination of their depth, the physics and chemistry of their waters, marine biology, and the exploitation of their resources.


  9. Propulsion - The action or process of driving forward or onward.


  10. Sphere - A globe or ball.


  11. Submersible - a vessel capable of descending under water
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  13. Surface Ship - ship that operates above the water.


  14. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution-A private, nonprofit research organization divided into five science departments: Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering; Biology; Geology and Geophysics; Marine Chemistry; Geochemistry and Physical Oceanography.


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