epeiric sea


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epeiric sea

[ə′pīr·ik ′sē]
(oceanography)
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Elevated input of nutrients to the epeiric seas could have resulted in increased bioproduction, accompanied by increase in organic material burial.
Facies models in modern systems are well portrayed and clearly explained for shelves, ramps, atolls, isolated oceanic islands, and epeiric seas.