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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.
Neritic zones of Florida's Atlantic waters provide habitat for a variety of life stages of loggerhead, green, hawksbill, and Kemp's ridley sea turtles that rely on nearshore reefs, coastal lagoons, and shorelines for developmental, breeding, and nesting grounds.