neritic zone

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neritic zone - the ocean waters from the low tide mark to a depth of about 100 fathoms
References in periodicals archive ?
One of the areas was located in the coldcore cyclonic eddy, and the other in the neritic zone with warmer waters but higher concentrations of Chl-a, where the highest abundances of the SD complex, Abraliopsis sp.
The biofacies analysis suggests that Panoba Formation was deposited in a variety of settings ranging from middle neritic zone to upper bathyal zone environments.
After a variable amount of time in the epipelagic zone, many of these turtles return as juveniles and sub-adults (large juveniles) to nearshore waters and inhabit the neritic zone (Bjorndal et al.