Oceans and seas:
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The archipelagic plain is, according to the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) “a gentle slope with a generally smooth surface of the sea floor, characteristically found around groups of islands or seamounts”.
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Steve Baum (Lead Author);C Michael Hogan (Topic Editor) "Archipelagic plain". In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth March 29, 2010; Last revised Date October 28, 2011; Retrieved June 19, 2013 <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Archipelagic_plain?topic=49523>