sea·bed | \ˈsē-ˌbed \

Definition of seabed 

: the floor of a sea or ocean

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Now, the capital is turning to new technology to help pinpoint the litter so that human divers can scour it off the seabed. Richard Martyn-hemphill And Henrik Pryser Libell, New York Times, "Trash in the Fjords? Norway Turns to Drones," 4 Mar. 2018 Within a few hours of finding the anchor, it was returned to the seabed in order to meet the stringent salvage regulations of the Turks and Caicos Islands. James Rogers, Fox News, "NASA astronaut's 'space map' sparks search for treasure-laden Bahamas shipwrecks," 22 June 2018 While experts estimate that there are still billions of barrels of oil in the North Sea, sucking them out of the seabed is getting costlier. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, "Limitations Facing Other Oil Producers Enhance OPEC’s Power," 20 June 2018 Greenpeace had its origins in the Don’t Make a Wave Committee, a group of British Columbians opposing U.S. nuclear tests under the seabed off the Aleutian Islands in the Pacific in 1969. Fred Pearce, Time, "How the 'Compulsive Secrecy’ of the Atomic Age Has Changed the Way We Think," 22 May 2018 The ship sits under 404 feet of water with its nose buried in the seabed and its tail facing upward at about a 45 degree angle. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Wreck of Nazi Germany’s Most Advanced U-Boat Discovered," 24 Apr. 2018 Within ten years Greenpeace expects to have a fleet of aerial, surface and even underwater drones, with the latter seeking, among other things, signs of unlawful seabed mining, says John Murphy, the outfit’s head of drones. The Economist, "Avast, me hearties," 5 July 2018 Despite mounting costs, the search was extended twice in recent months and covered a seabed area the size of 43,000 square miles — about half the size of Indiana. Rick Noack, Washington Post, "Four-year search for MH370 to end, leaving an unsolved mystery," 29 May 2018 Geologists in Iceland recently discovered seven craters in the seabed off the coast of the northern city of Dalvík. Dana Dovey, Newsweek, "Mysterious Ocean Craters Off the Coast of Iceland Defy Scientific Explanation," 13 Mar. 2018

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1838, in the meaning defined above

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