The Abyssal plains are:

  1. more common in Atlantic Ocean basin and rare in Pacific Ocean basin
  2. mainly developed along active continental margins

   Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

First statement is correct. Second statement is incorrect because sediments derived from shelf and slope are trapped in oceanic trench and hence abyssal plains fail to develop at active continental margins. They are invariably found adjacent to continental rises.

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