circumlittoral

circumlittoral

(ˌsɜːkəmˈlɪtərəl)
adj
adjoining the shore
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The change between infralittoral and circumlittoral is not sharp, but is usually where light has decreased to between 1 and 5% of surface levels.
The bathyal begins where the circumlittoral finishes and basically consists of the communities of the continental slope and the areas down to about 9,843 ft (3,000 m), immediately around it.