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Continental shelf   /kˌɑntənˈɛntəl ʃɛlf/   Listen
Continental shelf

The relatively shallow (up to 200 meters) seabed surrounding a continent.

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... plants, fishery bases, experimental and pure-research stations. Below the floating city, digging into the continental shelf, was the underwater settlement—oil wells to supplement the industrial synthesizing process, mining, exploration in tanks to find new resources, a slow growth outward as men learned how to go deeper into cold and darkness and pressure. It was expensive but an over-crowded world ...
— The Sensitive Man • Poul William Anderson

Words linked to "Continental shelf" :   Davy Jones, Davy Jones's locker, ocean bottom, sea bottom, seabed, sea floor, ocean floor

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