hemipelagic sediment

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A deep-sea, muddy sediment formed close to continental margins by the settling of fine particles, in which biogenic material comprises 5–75% of the total volume and more than 40% of the terrigenous material is silt. Compare pelagic sediment.

Subjects: Environmental Science — Earth Sciences and Geography.

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