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South Africa MEDA Report

South Africa has an extensive coastline in the southern section of Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystem (ASCLME) region, with the coastal provinces of KwaZulu Natal (KZN), Eastern Cape and Western Cape forming the seaboard. The southeast coastline is remarkably linear, with a narrow continental shelf descending to an abyss (deeper than 4,500 m) in the southern Transkei Basin. The Agulhas Bank reaches a maximum width of 260 km offshore of the east-west trending south coast; half-heart bays occur in the lee of several capes formed by resistant rocks of the Cape Supergroup. South Africa has proclaimed an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of 200 nautical miles from the coast.

1462: Programme for the Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems: Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project (ASCLME)

09 Oct 2013 by iwlearn


South Africa MEDA Report.pdf