The gentle 'seaward sloping surface from the coasts is called               .

A. Continental shelf
B. Continental rise
C. Abyssal plains
D. Submarine ridges
Answer» A. Continental shelf
Explanation: Continental Shelf is a gentle seaward sloping surface extending from the coasts towards the open sea. In all, about 7.5% of the total area of the oceans is covered by the continental shelves. The shelf is formed by the drowning of a part of a continent with a relative rise in sea level or marine deposition beneath the water.
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