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Pelagic zone

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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 πέλαγ...

The Open Ocean - MarineBio.org

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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 ...

Open Ocean | Oceana

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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 ...

BBC Nature - Open ocean videos, news and facts

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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 ...

Open oceans - Marine Biodiversity Wiki

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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 ...

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

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It should be no surprise that the open ocean biome is the largest biome... ... Ninety percent of all marine life lives in the upper zone of the ocean that receives  ...

Ocean Ecosystems: Open Ocean - Biology Encyclopedia - body ...

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The realm of open water, called the pelagic zone, has the greatest volume and vertical range of any life zone. It includes the region above the continental shelf ...

Blue Planet: Open ocean | WWF

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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 ...

Ocean Ecosystems: Open Ocean - Encyclopedia.com

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Life is found throughout the water column (that is, top to bottom), but mostly in the photic ... The active swimmers that inhabit the open ocean are called nekton.

Major Facts About the Open Ocean Ecosystem | The Classroom ...

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The open ocean contains the largest ecosystem on Earth. ... from the deep ocean to the coast, while the open ocean, or pelagic zone, encompasses all ... ... Monitoring Network: Open Ocean · National Geographic Education: Ocean Life Zones ...

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Life in the Open Ocean - Windows to the Universe

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Jun 1, 2010 ... The area of the open ocean where sunlight shines through the water is called the photic zone. Most life in the open ocean is found in the photic ...

Life in the open ocean - NOAA Office for Coastal Management

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Open ocean ecosystems are complex, self-sustaining, and interdependent communities of marine plants, bacteria ... Science Standard 3: Life and Environmental.

Open Ocean | Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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The vast open ocean and deep sea are home to delicate jellyfish, ... The lives of these big mammals are examined in special exhibits on feeding, a video of ...