circumlittoral

circumlittoral

(ˌsɜːkəmˈlɪtərəl)
adj
adjoining the shore
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It is typically divided into two zones or levels, the sublittoral and the circumlittoral. Their width is conditioned by the transparency of the water and is related to the quantity of light that arrives there.
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.
This report concerns the northern boundary area of the species--i.e., the circumlittoral zone of the Barents and White Seas where variations in temperature and salinity are acute.