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neritic

[nə′rid·ik]
(oceanography)
Of or pertaining to the region of shallow water adjoining the seacoast and extending from low-tide mark to a depth of about 660 feet (200 meters).
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In contrast, scyphozoan taxa (particularly Semaeostomeae) are well represented in both neritic and oceanic environments across the latitudinal range covered in this study.
(1986) and Speijer, (1994), the overall paleodepth for the Panoba Formation is interpreted to be neritic to upper bathyal as represented by the occurrence of Loxostomum applinae.
The productivity of planktonic foraminifera was higher in open pelagic waters and that of benthonic foraminifera was higher in a shallow neritic environment (Van Der Zwaan, 1982; Van Morkhoven et al., 1986; Shahin, 2001).
The benthic foraminiferal studied of Miliolidae family shows a shelf outer neritic (0-50 m.) marine condition.
Geological structure around this epicenter is formed by undifferentiated volcanic rocks, neritic limestone, schist and clastic rocks.
After a variable amount of time in the epipelagic zone, many of these turtles return as juveniles and sub-adults (large juveniles) to nearshore waters and inhabit the neritic zone (Bjorndal et al., 2003), while others alternate between oceanic and neritic foraging grounds (Bolten, 2003a; McClellan and Read, 2007; Mansfield et al., 2009).
There are nearly 500 species of sharks (2); sharks are found in every major ocean, including the deep sea, oceanic, neritic, and coastal environments (3).
sierra, is a vagile neritic epipelagic species, which forms large schools and migrates seasonally for feeding and spawning.
Warm-water neritic carbonates are discussed by Brian Jones.
36 genera and 140 species of clingfishes distributed mainly in the neritic zones of oceans of the world, with few species in freshwater habitats (Nelson, 2006).