neritic

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neritic

of a region of shallow seawater near the coast.
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However, the May-June survey included a larger number of stations over the continental shelf of the Gulf of Tehuantepec, and revealed the importance of including the neritic zone in sampling designs of cephalopod paralarvae.
After a variable amount of time in the epipelagic zone, many of these turtles return as juveniles and sub-adults (large juveniles) to nearshore waters and inhabit the neritic zone (Bjorndal et al., 2003), while others alternate between oceanic and neritic foraging grounds (Bolten, 2003a; McClellan and Read, 2007; Mansfield et al., 2009).