Continental slope

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Definition of Continental slope:
The sloping sea bottom of the continental margin that begins at a depth of about 100 to 150 meters at the shelf edge and ends at the top of the continental rise or in a deep-sea trench. [1]
This is the common definition for Continental slope, other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. Pinet P.R. 1998.Invitation to Oceanography. Jones and Barlett Publishers. p. 508