Marginal Sea


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marginal sea

[′mär·jən·əl ′sē]
(geography)
A semiclosed sea adjacent to a continent and connected with the ocean at the water surface.

Marginal Sea

 

a sea adjacent to a continent and partly enclosed by peninsulas or islands. Marginal seas are usually located on the continental shelf and slope, and only a few have sections in deep-water parts of the ocean. All their characteristics, for example, the nature of bottom deposits, climatic and hydrological conditions, and organic life, are strongly influenced by both the continent and the ocean. Typical marginal seas include the Barents, Kara, Laptev, East Siberian, Chukchi, Norwegian, and Bellingshausen seas.

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Circumventing this marginal sea imposes significant costs in terms of extra fuel, wear and tear on equipment, and crew fatigue, but such challenges are manageable compared to rounding South America or Africa.
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Es claro que cuanto mas se aproxime la competencia al modelo de competencia perfecta, mas factible es el logro de la eficiencia, pues los productores eligen producir un volumen optimo de bienes o servicios, de modo que el costo marginal sea igual al costo promedio (2).
El objetivo es empezar a trabajar sobre estas conclusiones desde ahora, no esperar a la nueva administracion; hay que aprovechar los nueve meses para avanzar en las coincidencias y eliminar las diferencias; hay que trabajar con este presidente, por muy marginal sea el tramo que falte, y a lo mejor poniendo mas de cada una de las partes logramos acuerdos, logramos avanzar sobre una agenda nacional.
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The Statute provides that: "[t]he jurisdiction of the state extends to water offshore from the coast of the state as follows: (1) the marginal sea to its outermost limits as those limits are from time to time defined or recognized by the United States of America by international treaty or otherwise; (2) the high seas to the extent that jurisdiction is claimed by the United States of America, or to the extent recognized by the usages and customs of international law or by agreement to which the United States of America or the state is a party; (3) submerged land including the subsurface of submerged land, lying under the water mentioned in this section.
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