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  • Underwater portion (shelf) of the continent, with moderate inclination, extending seaward from the shore to the edge of the continental slope where the inclination increases rapidly. Sometimes conventionally considered as the continent margin between 0 and 200 meters depths.

    Created: 5/31/23

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