continental plateau

continental plateau

[¦känt·ən¦ent·əl plə′tō]
(geography)
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The news portal announced that if the argument was decided in favor of Romania, the country would get a direct border of 50 linear meters with the continental plateau of Turkey.
DSCC has gotten upwards of 1,400 marine scientists from 69 different countries to sign onto a statement expressing profound concern "that human activities, particularly bottom trawling, are causing unprecedented damage to the deep-sea coral and sponge communities on continental plateaus and slopes, and on seamounts and mid-ocean ridges.