• There are three main ocean zones based on distance from shore.
  • They are the intertidal zone , neritic zone , and oceanic zone .
  • Distance from shore and depth of water define ocean zones.
  • In addition to the amount of salts, other conditions in ocean water vary from place to place.
  • Distance from shore influences how many nutrients are in the water .
  • Most nutrients are washed into ocean water from land.
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