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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 sea' ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceanic_zone

The oceanic zone begins in the area off shore where the water measures 200 meters (656 feet) deep or deeper and extends to the ocean floor. It is the region of open sea beyond the edge of the continental shelf and ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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.

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

In fact, more than 90% of the inhabitable space on earth is in the open ocean. In order to ... Generally speaking, this zone reaches from the sea surface down to ...

www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals-and-experiences/exhibits/open-sea

Out to sea and on the go—life's in constant motion in the open ocean. Welcome to the Aquarium's largest exhibit, a place where tuna and sharks speed past, ...

www.windows2universe.org/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.

www.marbef.org/wiki/open_oceans

Feb 17, 2015 ... The open oceans or pelagic ecosystems are the areas away from the ... The epipelagic zone ranges from the sea surface to a depth of about ...

sciencing.com/major-open-ocean-ecosystem-5924.html

Phytoplankton are the primary producers of nutrients for the open-ocean food web. ... the open ocean, or pelagic zone, encompasses all other regions in the sea.