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The open ocean zone, also known as the pelagic zone, is the area of ocean that does not meet the coast nor the sea floor.

Pelagic zone - Wikipedia


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 ...

The Open Ocean - MarineBio.org


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 ...

Open Ocean | Oceana


The epipelagic zone (or upper open ocean) is the part of the ocean where there is enough sunlight for algae to utilize photosynthesis (the process by which ...

Life in the Open Ocean - Windows to the Universe


Jun 1, 2010 ... The open ocean, called the pelagic zone, is the largest area of the marine ecosystem. It reaches from coasts to the middle of the ocean.

Zones of the Open Ocean | Smithsonian Ocean Portal


Zones of the Open Ocean. Oceanographers divide the ocean into three broad zones. Together, they could hide 20 Washington Monuments stacked on top of ...

Open oceans - Marine Biodiversity Wiki


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.

Blue Planet: Open ocean | WWF


Conservation of ocean environments, seas, coasts, the coral reefs and their ... Also called the pelagic zone, it includes all the world's oceans except for coastal  ...

Open Ocean Biome: Plants, Animals, Climate & Definition - Video ...


Ocean Biome Facts: Lesson for Kids. Freshwater Biomes: Climate, Locations, Plants & Animals. Ocean Producers and Consumers. Pelagic Zone: Definition & ...

Ocean Light Zones - MBGnet


The ocean can be divided from its surface to its depth into three zones based on the amount of light ... Sunlit Zone: This is the top layer, nearest the surface.