sea·​bed | \ ˈsē-ˌbed How to pronounce seabed (audio) \

Definition of seabed

: the floor of a sea or ocean

Examples of seabed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a meeting with Kamchatka Governor Vladimir Solodov, local scientists reported that the majority of marine life on the seabed was dead. Mary Ilyushina, CNN, "A suspected toxic spill in Russia's Far East has killed 95% of marine life on the seabed," 7 Oct. 2020 All of the sculptures are fixed to the seabed and made from specialized materials to promote coral life. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, "France Is Set to Open 3 New Underwater Sculpture Museums This Fall," 24 Sep. 2020 In this case, the costs of disturbing the seabed of a such a large area are both likely underestimated and potentially high, according to a study published July 31 in Trends in Ecology & Evolution. Jennifer Frazer, Scientific American, "Mining Rare-Earth Elements from...Fossilized Fish???," 21 Sep. 2020 Unlike on the East Coast, the continental shelf along California drops sharply just offshore, so turbines there would have to float rather than be bolted to the seabed. Dave Merrill,, "Solving California’s Power Crisis Is Both Simple and Unpopular," 18 Sep. 2020 The complex of shingled houses and brick laboratories is famous for devising Alvin, a submersible that was the first to illuminate the Titanic and to carry scientists down to the hot springs of the global seabed. William J. Broad, New York Times, "A New Ship’s Mission: Let the Deep Sea Be Seen," 17 Sep. 2020 Brown had dredged a batch of Atlantic oysters from the seabed off New Haven, Connecticut, and shipped them hundreds of miles inland to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Jo Marchant, Wired, "The Oysters That Knew What Time It Was," 1 Sep. 2020 Since the discovery of hydrocarbon deposits beneath the seabed a few years ago, both countries have claimed the right to exploit the resources. Nick Squires, The Christian Science Monitor, "Mediterranean frenemies face off: Greece, Turkey at ‘the abyss’," 1 Sep. 2020 When sediments are disturbed by bottom trawling or seabed mining, the stored carbon is released back into circulation. National Geographic, "Inside the ambitious push to protect a third of the world’s ocean," 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of seabed

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Seabed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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