Q. The second group of deep sea basin lying between the continental margins and mid-ocean ridges is known as
Explanation: Ocean Floor Configuration:
- In this section we shall note a few things related to the ocean floor configuration that help us in the understanding of the distribution of continents and oceans.
- The ocean floor may be segmented into three major divisions based on the depth as well as the forms of relief. These divisions are continental margins, deep-sea basins and mid-ocean ridges.
Abyssal Plains: These are extensive plains that lie between the continental margins and mid-oceanic ridges.
- The abyssal plains are the areas where the continental sediments that move beyond the margins get deposited.
Source: NCERT Class 11