||An elevated area above the surrounding seafloor that rises near the surface. Banks
generally are low-relief features, of modest-to-substantial extent, that normally
remain submerged. They may have a variety of shapes and may show signs of erosion
resulting from exposure during periods of lower sea level. Banks tend to occur on
the continental shelf. Banks differ from shoals in having greater size and temporal
persistence. The Geoform Bank differs from the Coral Reef Zone modifier Bank based
on its geologic origin.