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Loose particles of inorganic or organic origin, suspended in the water
column, found on the seafloor, or found in the coastal zone. Variables
include types of sediment, processes affecting sediment and sediment
distribution, and characteristics of sediment.
Adapted from: Garrison, T., 1993, Oceanography, An Introduction to Marine
Science, Wadsworth Publishing Co., p. 526.