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Do they have a separate clause for turbidites then, too? Turbiditic avalanches can extend up to thousands of kilometres into the oceanic abyssal plains. They were discovered when phone cables put on the ocean's floor kept on snapping for reasons no one understood.

The description as given above is geological garbage. Under that definition half of the ocean's floor belongs to the shelf.

by Nomad on Wed Jun 7th, 2006 at 05:03:03 AM EST
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Chill down, you wantered into the territory of legal, not geological definitions :-)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Jun 7th, 2006 at 05:13:08 AM EST
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Yeah... I got irked by the definition of the Continental Shelf by the Geneva contention as well. Political semantics, what a pain.
by Nomad on Wed Jun 7th, 2006 at 05:32:14 AM EST
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