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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 ... Pelagic life decreases with increasing depth. ... In deep water, the pelagic zone is sometimes called the open-ocean zone and ...

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

They spend their entire lives surrounded by water on all sides and do not know that anything else even exists. In the case of the deep open ocean, organisms ...

www.windows2universe.org/?page=/earth/Water/life_pelagic.html

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.

marinebio.org/oceans/open-ocean

The open ocean, or pelagic zone, consists of everything in the ocean outside of ... This area is packed with ocean life because of the sunlight that penetrates the ...

www.bbc.co.uk/nature/habitats/Pelagic

It's referred to as the 'marine desert' because nutrients are lower here than in the shallow seas and life can be scarce. Open ocean, or pelagic, predators ...

www.marbef.org/wiki/open_oceans

Feb 17, 2015 ... This article describes the habitat of the Open oceans. It is one of the ... Life depends directly or indirectly on energy from sunlight. In the ocean ...

ocean.si.edu/ocean-photos/zones-open-ocean

Oceanographers divide the ocean into three broad zones. Together, they could ... Ocean Life & Ecosystems · Mammals · Sharks ... Zones of the Open Ocean ... About three-fourths of the ocean is deep, permanently dark, and cold. Learn more  ...

wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/blue_planet/open_ocean

Enormously long currents flow like rivers under the surface, influencing everything from the concentration of marine life to weather systems on land. There's also ...

www.nps.gov/subjects/oceans/open-ocean.htm

The pelagic zone, also known as the open ocean, is the area of the ocean outside of coastal areas. Here you will find some of the biggest marine life species.