Translation of shelf in Spanish:

shelf

Pronunciation: /ʃelf/

n (plural shelves)

  • 2 [Geology/Geología] banco (m), bajo (m), arrecife (m) continental shelf plataforma (feminine) continental
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    • There were, broadly speaking, three tracts of relevant land: there is the rock shelf, which was tidal…
    • A dusty pile of sheet rock tumbled from one of the high, unsteady shelves and landed beside Barbara.
    • I pull the rope bag out and drop it on the ledge in front of my shins, padding the rock shelf so I can lean into it.
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    • This problem with the sediment trap technique is probably restricted to the continental slope and shelf and will not occur over abyssal depths.
    • Recruitment patterns of these species along the shelf were then used to infer water-mass distributions along the shelf.
    • Zebra sharks are primarily bottom dwellers that live in warm shallow inland waters, of continental and island shelves.

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