Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Peter T. Bobrowsky, Brian Marker

Marine Environments

  • Brian R. MarkerEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73568-9_195


Abyssal environments; Coastal; Continental shelf; Ocean floor; Oceanic island


Marine environments are those in the World’s Seas and Oceans below mean high tide mark.

Marine environments relate to the morphology of near shore, off shore, and deep water zones of the ocean. Current classifications focus mainly on marine topography, habitats, and fisheries rather than engineering characteristics (Fig. 1).
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