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  1. continental shelfnoun

    the relatively shallow (up to 200 meters) seabed surrounding a continent

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  1. David Vaughan:

    Do I believe that's a climate change impact ? Probably. Not 100 %, but the reason the warm water comes onto the continental shelf at all is because of the winds that blow across the southern ocean, and we believe the winds have gotten more intense because of climate change.

  2. Rizal Sukma:

    In 2009, Indonesia sent its official stance on the issue to the U.N. commission on the delimitation of the continental shelf, stating that the nine-dotted line has no basis in international law, so, nothing changes.

  3. Interior Department spokeswoman Melissa Schwartz:

    Due to lack of industry interest in leasing in the area, Interior Department will not move forward with the proposed Cook Inlet [ Outer Continental Shelf ] oil and gas lease sale 258.

  4. Facebook Wednesday:

    The storm generates a wave that moves towards the shore, and is amplified by a shallow continental shelf and inlet, bay, or other coastal feature.

  5. Ed Royce:

    Russia has been aggressively pushing its claims to the Arctic, especially the resource-rich continental shelf. It now has an Arctic Command to strengthen its military presence in the region. The U.S. and others bordering the Arctic must maintain a united front against Moscow’s aggressive ambitions toward this vital region.


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