The rate of corrosion would be even slower in the deep ocean, because dissolved oxygen concentration is lower (oxygen and water work together to corrode iron) and because the water is very cold. The coldness of the water not only slows down the rate of the corrosion reactions directly, but also slows biological activities that can contribute to corrosion.
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