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bathymetry

the marine equivalent of topography - the variation in depth of the ocean floor measured from the surface of the sea.
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Of the 7 species of abalone found in California (Geiger 1999), the black abalone is bathymetrically the most shallow species, occurring primarily in rocky intertidal habitats (Morris et al.
A high percentage of eggs of Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis are fertilized by sperm of its sympatric (but bathymetrically displaced) congener S.
Dives with fiat bottoms were classified as Type E dives, which may represent either bathymetrically constrained dives of seals traveling along the continental shelf or benthic foraging.
These catches usually comprise only young and immature fish bathymetrically segregated from larger individuals that concentrate on the slope (Valentim et al., 2007), and their potentially high fishing mortality rate may affect adult stock resilience on the slope fishing grounds.
With increasing latitude, the cross-shelf dimension of the range widens as well because the offshore cold-temperature limit is bathymetrically fixed relative to the inshore range boundary.