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1. adj. []

Describing the environment and conditions of the marine zone between low tide and the edge of the continental shelf, a depth of roughly 200 m [656 ft]. A neritic environment supports marine organisms, also described as neritic, that are capable of surviving in shallow water with moderate exposure to sunlight.

See: abyssalbathyalbenthicdepositional environmentlittoralmarineshelf

Profile of continental margin to abyss