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Pelagic Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean; "oceanic islands like Bermuda"; "oceanic currents"; "oceanic birds"; "pelagic organisms"; "pelagic whaling"

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Pelagic Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

The pelagic zone is the part of the open sea or ocean that is not near the coast or sea floor. The name comes from the Greek πέλαγος (pélagos), which might be roughly translated as "sea" but is more accurately translated as "open sea."

The pelagic (or open-ocean) zone is divided into a number of sub-zones:

The last three zones are similar in character, and some marine biologists count them as a single zone or consider the latter two to be the one zone. Some define the hadopelagic as waters below 6000 meters, whether in a trench or not.

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  • Deep-sea fishing history highlighted: Exhibit showcases Guam's pelagic past
    Fishing floats: Photographs and artifacts, including these fishing floats, are on display at the Hall of Governors, Latte of Freedom in Adelup, for the Guam Museum’s Pelagic Fishing exhibit. Read more on this news related to 'Pelagic'
  • Former super-trawler owners look to fish again
    FORMER owners of the worlds second largest super-trawler, Seafish Tasmania, are planning to fish the small pelagic fishery in the future. Read more on this news related to 'Pelagic'
  • Scottish pelagic fishermen welcome agreement to ‘bank’ mackerel quota
    Scottish fishermen have welcomed the decision this evening (13 October) at the European Fish Council in Luxembourg to give the fishing fleet the facility to bank up to 25 per cent of this year’s mackerel quota so as to mitigate the impact of Russian trade sanctions. Read more on this news related to 'Pelagic'

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