The Relief of the Ocean Basin

he major relief features of ocean floor are:

Continental Shelf: are areas of shallow water bordering the continents

Continental Slope: The slope leading from the outer edge of the continental shelf to the deep ocean bed.

Ocean deep: Are very deep trenches in the floor of the ocean, which forms long, arrow and trough-like depressions with relatively steep sides.

Deep Sea Plain: Is wide, gently undulating and fairly level area, which covers greater portion of the ocean floor.

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