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Anatomy of a continental shelf of the south eastern coast of the United States
The gently sloping seabed around the edge of most continents, formed of continental crust and averaging around 425 feet (130 m).
- Office of Naval Research: Ocean Regions: Continental Margin & Rise
- UNEP Shelf Programme
- Anna Cavnar, Accountability and the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf: Deciding Who Owns the Ocean Floor
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