continental slope

(redirected from continental slopes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.
Related to continental slopes: continental shelf
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for continental slope

the steep descent of the seabed from the continental shelf to the abyssal zone

References in periodicals archive ?
extends from the shore to the apex of the continental slope, Id.
the foot of the continental slope and the deep ocean floor.
Together, the continental slope and rise compose the
The deep-sea benthic fish fauna of the Northeastern Pacific Ocean on Cascadia and Tufts Abyssal Plains and adjoining continental slopes.
It covered the eastern Bering Sea upper continental slope (200 m to >1200 m depth) from just north of Unalaska Island north to the U.
maculata also begin to appear near the shelf break in the eastern Bering Sea, although they are much more common on the continental slope.
It appears to be common along upper continental slopes at depths ranging from 200 to 1,000 m.
It is mesopelagic and benthopelagic over continental slopes at depths ranging from 39 to 2,200 m, but usually at depths between 400 m and 900 m (Yano and Tanaka, 1984; Wetherbee and Crow, 1996).
The little gulper shark is a small, slender shark that inhabits waters of the continental slopes in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.
The Mississippi River Delta protrudes into the Gulf in a region where the continental shelf is narrow and the continental slope is steep.
1998) to describe cetacean habitats over the continental slope in the northwestern Gulf.
For descriptive purposes, the following physiographic terms will be used to denote specific depth ranges or features: continental shelf (0-200 m), shelf break (~200 m), continental slope (200-2000 m), upper continental slope (200-1000 m), lower continental slope (1000-2000 m), and deep Gulf ([is less than] 2000 m).
A total of 4780 Dover sole were collected for age determination during 1984-93 from bottom trawl surveys of the upper continental slope (Raymore and Weinberg, 1990; Parks et al.
Overall, if large male Dover sole undertake seasonal movements less frequently than females, their growth rates may be expected to be less heterogeneous than those of females that move from the continental slope to the more productive waters of the continental shelf during spring.
Results of trawl surveys of groundfish resources of the West Coast upper continental slope.
Full browser ?