Continental Shelf Biome

dc.acquisition-srcTAMUG Circulating Collectionen_US
dc.call-noQH 541 .W633 2003en_US
dc.contract-noen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoodward, Susan L.en_US
dc.contributor.editoren_US
dc.contributor.otherBiomes of Earth: Terrestrial, Aquatic, and Human-Dominated (Acc#9737)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:41:29Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:41:29Z
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.descriptionpgs. 311-326en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractGeologically, continental shelves are parts of continents that extend below sea level to depths of 100 to 200 m (325-650 ft) [world average is - 132 m (-430 ft)]. Continental shelves slope gradually seaward toward continental margin, where an abrupt break in slope marks the edge of a continent is and forms a steep escarpment, the continental slope. The continental slope extends to depths of 3,000 m (10,000 ft) or more, where continental rock meets the oceanic rock that composes the sea floor.... The continental shelf biome occurs on and above the shelves from the low-tide mark (or beginning of subtidal zone) seaward to the shelf edge or continental slope. This is the neritic zone of the ocean, and it is positioned between and influenced by the coastal zone and the deep sea. Freshwater and nutrients from the land pass into the waters of the continental shelf directly from surface runoff. Many of the animals of the shelf biome spend part of their life cycle in sheltered coastal waters.... This chapter continues to discuss several biotic aspects of the continental shelf biome.en_US
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dc.history1/22/07 easen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/26727
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dc.locationTAMUG Circulating Collectionen_US
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dc.notesSee also Acc#9737, 9737.1, 9737.2, 9737.3, 9737.4, 9737.5, 9737.7en_US
dc.placeWestport, CTen_US
dc.publisherGreenwood Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries9737.60en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesen_US
dc.subjectcontinental shelf, subtidal zone, continental slope, coastal zone, deep seaen_US
dc.titleContinental Shelf Biomeen_US
dc.typeChapteren_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issueChapter 13en_US
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