The oceanic zone begins in the area off shore where the water measures 200
meters (656 feet) deep or deeper. It is the region of open sea beyond the edge of
the continental shelf and includes 65% of...
Scientists have divided the ocean into five main layers. These layers, known as
zones, extend from the surface to the most extreme depths where light can no ...
The oceans can be divided into horizontal and vertical zones. These divisions
help us better understand the characteristics of these vast bodies of...
It is the water away from the coastal waters and contains a wide variety of life.
The ocean can be divided into two basic areas: the benthic zone or ocean floor ...
Oceanographers divide the ocean into three broad zones. Together, they could
hide 20 Washington Monuments stacked on top of each other. Each zone has a ...
The ocean is full of life, from huge whales to tiny creatures too small to see
without a microscope. Different kinds of creatures are found in different zones of
Model showing the relative depths of the ocean zones. From the seashore to the
deepest depths, oceans are home to some of the most diverse life on Earth.
The intertidal or littoral zone (also known as the foreshore) is located ... The
aphotic zone (without light) of the open ocean consists of all the zones lower in
Benthic zones are defined as the bottom sediments and other surfaces of a body
of water such as an ocean or a lake. Organisms living in this zone are called ...
The bulk of the oceans are deep-sea habitats with no light. The importance of
light in the seas is reflected by the description of the ocean's vertical zones (