isobath


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isobath

(ˈaɪsəʊˌbæθ)
n
(Physical Geography) a line on a map connecting points of equal underwater depth
[C19: from Greek isobathēs of equal depth, from iso- + bathos depth]
ˌisoˈbathic adj
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The Mediterranean continental shelf is narrow, with a 200-metre isobath generally within 10 km of the coast.
We collaborated with commercial fishermen to conduct experimental trawls, with the type of small-footrope trawl required for trawling on the continental shelf, along the 170-m isobath in an area off Morro Bay in central California.
Here we discuss each species' use of Florida's Atlantic waters and highlight the trends in size class occurrence relative to the 200 m isobath.
Geoduck clams at this site were sampled from 2 stations separated by 530 m along approximately the same isobath.
It must, however, be pointed out that such extended continental shelf (CS) is limited to a maximum of 350 nautical miles from the baselines or 100 nautical miles from the 2,500 metre isobath.
As mentioned, the artisanal trawl fleet fishes within the 6-fm isobath in the Gulf of Paria.
The transects followed a zigzag pattern designed to survey systematically between the coast and the 92-m (50-fathom) isobath, located less than 30 km offshore, and covering the primary habitat for harbor porpoise (Fig.
Initially a cross-shelf transect of 10 stations was surveyed, extending from the island of Martha's Vineyard out to just beyond the 200-m isobath.
GulfCet I transects began at the 100-m isobath and extended to the 1000-m isobath west of 90[degrees]00'W, and to the 2000-m isobath east of 90[degrees]00'W.
This reserve occupies approximately 10% of the fringing reef area to the 60-m isobath (about 13% to the 20-m isobath).