: the comparatively steep slope from a continental shelf to the ocean floor
Examples of continental slope in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebOn the upper-continental slope, about 80 miles off the coast of Delacroix in the Gulf of Mexico, is a coral reef unlike those found in shallow, tropical waters.
Sara Sneath, NOLA.com, 7 Mar. 2018 One possibility is that extraction could destabilize the sea floor and send sediment tumbling down the continental slope.
Natalie Leung, CNN, 31 Oct. 2017
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