Continental shelf

Updated on 04/12/2018
Sens commun
Part of the continent below sea level, from the coastal zone up to 200 m deep. The continental shelf ends with the continental slope, which continues with a steep drop to the abyssal plains.
according to the Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Biodiversity and Nature Conservation of 2017
Thématiques associées
Review status
Soumis au comité de relecture.