Synonyms for continental shelf
- continental platform
- continental slope
- land bridge
- offshore rights
- submarine canyon
- territorial waters
- three-mile limit
- twelve-mile limit
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONTINENTAL SHELF
The varying width of the continental shelf is due to several causes.
The continental shelf of this portion of the shore of the Pacific is narrow.
The adjacent 72 sea is deep and the continental shelf narrow.
He moved slowly and cautiously until he was well out to sea, well away from the continental shelf and over the ocean deeps.
Fathometer soundings showed it was on a steep upward slope of the continental shelf.
This is the broadest portion of the continental shelf now known on the Atlantic border of the continent.
Throughout its entire extent, however, the continental shelf abounds in both plant and animal life.
The Pacific basin is deep close to the land bordering it, thus restricting the seaward extension of the continental shelf.
In this and in similar cases the progress of the estuary is indicated upon what is now the continental shelf.
On the ocean side the continental shelf is extremely narrow.