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continental slope


'continental slope' can also refer to...

continental slope

continental slope

continental slope

continental slope

continental slope

continental slope

Continental Shelf and Upper Slope

The shell-bearing, benthic gastropods on the southern part of the continental slope off Norway

Continental slope and deep-sea fisheries: implications for a fragile ecosystem

Natural gas hydrates on the continental slope off Pakistan: constraints from seismic techniques

Age and growth of bluemouth, Helicolenus dactylopterus, from the Portuguese continental slope

Resistivity image beneath an area of active methane seeps in the west Svalbard continental slope

Subseafloor microbial communities associated with rapid turbidite deposition in the Gulf of Mexico continental slope (IODP Expedition 308)

A fast, robust method for detecting and characterizing azimuthal anisotropy with marine PS converted waves, and its application to the west Svalbard continental slope

Near-bottom zooplankton in the continental shelf and upper slope of Heraklion Bay (Crete, Greece, Eastern Mediterranean): observations on vertical distribution patterns

Demersal assemblages and depth distribution of elasmobranchs from the continental shelf and slope off the Balearic Islands (western Mediterranean)

Demersal assemblages and depth distribution of elasmobrachs from the continental shelf and slope off the Balearic Islands (western Mediterranean)

Species richness, taxonomic diversity, and taxonomic distinctness of the deep-water demersal fish community on the Northeast Atlantic continental slope (ICES Subdivision VIa)

 

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The relatively steeply sloping surface that extends from the outer edge of a continental shelf down to the continental rise. The total relief is substantial, ranging from 1 km to 10 km, but the slope is not precipitous and ranges from 1° to 15° of slope (average 4°). Along many coasts of the world the slope is furrowed by deep submarine canyons, terminating as fan-shaped deposits at the base.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.


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