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shelf break
(English) Region where the continental shelf and continental slope meet, i.e., where the more gently-shelving region of the sea bed adjacent to a land-mass rather abruptly slopes more steeply down towards the ocean depths: commonly around 200 m. (See also: continental shelf, continental slope)
rebord du talus continental
(French) Région de l'océan où l'eau tiède d'origine tropicale connecte à l'eau provennent des régions plus froides ; dans l'hémisphère australe dans le voisinage général de latitude 40°S. (See also: continental shelf, continental slope)

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