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(English) The shallow pelagic zone over the continental shelf; nearshore ocean ecosystems; i.e., those associated with the coasts because the waters are overlying continental shelves and/or the waters are < 200 m deep in areas of coastal submarine slopes. (See also: oceanic, continental shelf)
(French) Zone pélagique peu profonde au-dessus du plateau continental ; écosystèmes océaniques littoraux ; c.-à-d., associés aux côtes dont les eaux recouvrent les plateaux continentaux et/ou les eaux de moins de 200 m de profondeur. (See also: oceanic, continental shelf)
(Portuguese) Zona pelágica da plataforma continental. (See also: oceanic, continental shelf)

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