Definition of Neritic zone
1. Noun. The ocean waters from the low tide mark to a depth of about 100 fathoms.
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Literary usage of Neritic zone
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1. A Textbook of Geology by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"... low water and the neritic zone beyond that. From the edge of the continental shelf the "continental slope" descends to the deep sea (200 to 2400 meters, ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Special conditions of wind and current may of course carry into the neritic zone forms which are characteristic of the open sea, and vice versa. ..."
3. The Geology of the Coama-Guayama District, Porto Rico by Edwin Thomas Hodge (1920)
"... as shown in Porto Rico at the present time, limestones are laid down not only in the neritic zone, but commonly in the zone between high and low tides, ..."
4. A Comprehensive Geology by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"... (a) that of the shore between high and low tide (shore zone) and (b) that permanently submerged even at low water (neritic zone) (Fig. 438). ..."
5. Around the World by Angelo Heilprin (1894)
"... we have further information concerning the colors of the animals living in the deeper parts of the neritic zone, another explanation may be forthcoming. ..."