UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Consider the following statements:
    1. Continental shelf is that part of the continents which has submerged under the sea
    2. Continental shelves can be a great source of minerals in the world
    3. Continental shelves are devoid of any form of plant and animal life
    4. Width of the continental shelves in inversely proportional to their slope
    Which of the above statements are correct?

    A)  1 and 2 only    

    B)  1, 2 and 3 only

    C)  1, 2 and 4 only  

    D)  1, 2, 3 and 4

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

     Maximum concentration of marine plant and animal life is found on the continental shelves because sun's rays can easily reach there. They are the only areas where coral reefs can thrive well.

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