from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A line connecting places that have the same depth below sea-level; an isobathymetric line.
- noun An imaginary surface passing through all points in a body of water which have the same depth below the surface.
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- noun A
lineon a chart joining places of equal depthof water; a depth contour
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The continental shelf is the area extending from the coast to the shelf break, which is usually defined by the 200 meter depth isobath.
Incze and Paul  linked low densities of copepods within the 70 meter (m) isobath in Bristol Bay with low abundance of Tanner crab larvae.
Maritime Claims: Territorial sea to 200 nautical miles and the continental shelf, 100 nautical miles from 2,500-meter isobath
Maritime Claims: territorial sea: 12 nm contiguous zone: 24 nm exclusive economic zone: 200 nm continental shelf: 200 nm or 100 nm from the 2,500-m isobath
Ecuadorterritorial sea: 200 nm continental shelf: 100 nm from 2,500 meter isobath
Maritime claims: territorial sea: 200 nm continental shelf: 100 nm from 2,500 meter isobath
In addition there is a proposed buffer zone encircling each entire site and encompasses all remaining terrestrial areas, following the contour of the 2,000 meter (m) isobath and totalling 140,713 (ha).
Maritime claims: territorial sea: 12 nm contiguous zone: 24 nm exclusive economic zone: 200 nm continental shelf: 200 nm or 100 nm from the 2,500-m deep isobath
Madagascarterritorial sea: 12 nm contiguous zone: 24 nm exclusive economic zone: 200 nm continental shelf: 200 nm or 100 nm from the 2,500-m deep isobath
This is defined by UNCLOS according to a complex formula, but in no case can it extend beyond the greater of 350 nautical miles from the baseline or 100 nautical miles from the 2500m isobath (a line connecting all points lying at a depth of 2500 metres).
Signature of the Treaty between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand establishing Certain Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf Boundaries
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