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...was formed by the counter-clockwise rotation plus strike slip movement of Iberia since the Cretaceous, opening up the Bay of Biscay. It's practically fresh ocean floor and hence never EVER part of the continental shelf (geology definition). If they're seriously proposing this, their argument is a geological joke.
by Nomad on Wed Jun 7th, 2006 at 05:37:35 AM EST
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Extending on my other point about legalese, I note that the definitions applied here are for 60 nautical miles beyond the border of the continental shelf.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Wed Jun 7th, 2006 at 09:24:25 AM EST
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It's practically fresh ocean floor and hence never EVER part of the continental shelf (geology definition)

Fresh ocean floor? Like Helen said: good luck finding fossil hydrocarbons there.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Jun 7th, 2006 at 09:26:50 AM EST
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