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  • adj. Describing the part of a sea that lies over a continental shelf


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  • By later today, we'll have turned west, will pass by Lake Manyara, epeiric Lake Eyasi, will be out on the fabled Serengeti.

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  • Abstract: Repeated sequences of carbonate and shale are punctuated by condensed sections of phosphatic conglomerate in the epeiric deposits of the Trans-Saharan Seaway in northeastern Mali.

    Archive 2008-03-01


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  • Great site, VO.

    July 3, 2008

  • Outdrawn!

    July 3, 2008

  • Strange Maps: 'Word of the day: epeiric. That term describes shallow, salty seas covering part of a continental shelf. Examples include the Sundance, Zechstein and Turgai Seas – all excellently named, but alas all dried up. Epeiric seas still around today include the Hudson Bay and the Persian Gulf. And the North Sea...'

    July 3, 2008