The medium depth zone of the marine biome. Extends to 600 feet beneath the waterâ€(tm)s surface and sits on the continental shelf, hundreds of miles from any shore. Algae, crustaceans, and fish inhabit this region.
Neritic zone spans from the low-tide line to the edge of the continental shelf in oceans. This region receives ample sunlight and extends to a depth of about 200 meters (656 feet), where the bottom is covered with seaweed. The neritic zone has a low water pressure and fairly stable temperature and is a home to most of the world's great fishing areas.