neritic zone

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Noun1.neritic zone - the ocean waters from the low tide mark to a depth of about 100 fathoms
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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.
In the neritic zone of the eastern US, nearly all loggerhead turtles are immature, typically between 40 and 80 cm straight carapace length (SCL) [32, 33].