How does the temperature of ocean water vary?

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<img src="http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/facts/temp-vary-300.jpg" alt="This squat lobster was seen during dive on Hutchinson Seamount within the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. The surface water temperature at the dive site was 29.6°C (85.6°F) when the Deep Discoverer remotely operated vehicle (ROV) was deployed. When the ROV arrived on bottom at 1,700 meters, the in situ temperature had decreased to a near-freezing 2.6°C (36.7F)." title="This squat lobster was seen during dive on Hutchinson Seamount within the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. The surface water temperature at the dive site was 29.6°C (85.6°F) when the Deep Discoverer remotely operated vehicle (ROV) was deployed. When the ROV arrived on bottom at 1,700 meters, the in situ temperature had decreased to a near-freezing 2.6°C (36.7F).”>

The temperature of ocean water varies by location – both in terms of latitude and from top to bottom, due to variations in solar radiation and the physical properties of water.
Source: Ocean Exploration Facts

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