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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelagic_zone

Any water in a sea or lake that is neither close to the bottom nor near the shore can be said to be in the pelagic zone. The word "pelagic" is derived from Greek πέλαγος (pélagos), meaning 'open ...

www.dictionary.com/browse/open-sea

Open sea definition, the main body of a sea or ocean, especially the part that is outside territorial waters and not enclosed, or partially enclosed, by land.

www.thefreedictionary.com/open+ocean

Ocean limit defined as greater than 12 nautical miles (nm) from shore, as compared with high seas that are over 200 nm from shore. See also contiguous zone.

www.marbef.org/wiki/open_oceans

Feb 17, 2015 ... This article describes the habitat of the Open oceans. ... The epipelagic zone ranges from the sea surface to a depth of about 200 metres. .... the definition of the open ocean or High Sea is: 'The high seas are open to all States, ...

marinebio.org/oceans/open-ocean

The open ocean, or pelagic zone, consists of everything in the ocean outside of coastal areas. The demersal zone is everything in the ocean near the sea floor ...

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The deepest, darkest area of the ocean beyond the edge of the continental shelf. Open ocean is the part of an ocean where there is no land within a reasonable ...

oceana.org/marine-life/marine-science-and-ecosystems/open-ocean

The epipelagic zone (or upper open ocean) is the part of the ocean where there is ... The upper bound of this zone is defined by a complete lack of sunlight.

www.britannica.com/science/pelagic-zone

Sep 13, 2012 ... pelagic zone: ecological realm that includes the entire ocean water column. Of all the inhabited Earth environments, the pelagic zone has the ...

www.webquest.hawaii.edu/kahihi/sciencedictionary/M/marinezone.php

Definition. Marine Zone: are divisions of the ocean. Oceanographers divide the ocean into two basic parts; the pelagic or open ocean, and the benthic or sea ...