Drilling in oceanic deposits could destabilise the seabed, causing vast swathes of sediment to slide for miles down the continental slope
The Aphroditidae Malmgren, 1867 comprises nine genera widely distributed in the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic oceans (Fauvel, 1932; Hutchings & McRae, 1993; Leon-Gonzalez et al., 2009), with most individuals inhabiting mud or gravel substrate of intertidal zones, continental slope
and deep waters (Hutchings & McRae, 1993; Rouse & Pleijel, 2001).
In the deeper waters of the EBS outer shelf and upper continental slope
, skate diversity increases as other species, such as the Aleutian skate (B.
Between March 1995 and March 2015, a total of 8,818 conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) profiles were collected on the shelf and on the continental slope
along the entire Angolan coast (Fig.
The sanctuary is about 100 miles south of Texas, and researchers theorize the juvenile manta rays congregate there to warm their bodies after visiting the cold, deep waters off the continental slope
. Those deep waters are home to some zooplankton that are favored food for the mantas.
Beluga whales were overwhelmingly associated with continental slope
habitat (201-2000 m depth) in all months.
Cephalopod mollusks live from nearshore to the continental slope
and into the deep benthic and pelagic zones, with many of the more than 800 cephalopod species being commercially harvested [1-5].
The intrusion grew out of a phenomenon called a warm core ring: a rotating current that eventually pinched off from the Gulf Stream and headed onto the shallower continental slope
To demonstrate some applications of the constructed maps of various coefficients of Gardner's equation, we consider the process of the formation of internal waves from the baroclinic internal tide in typical conditions of the northeastern shelf of Sakhalin and the adjacent continental slope
in the winter (January) and summer (July) seasons.
Researchers hauled them up from Australia's continental slope
but preserved them in fluids that shrank tissues and damaged DNA, making genetic analysis impossible.