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A gently sloping or near-horizontal, shallow, marine platform. Horizontal shelf areas, particularly in carbonate-dominated areas, are referred to as ‘platforms’ if they have precipitate margins; more uniformly sloping shallow marine carbonate areas are termed ‘ramps’.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.

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