Pelagic

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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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  • Minister: Scottish Pelagic Industry Suffers From Russian Restrictions Most
    Scotland’s pelagic industry is one of the sectors suffering from Russian trade restrictions the most, which must be taken into account in response measures brought forward by the European Union, Richard Lockhead, Scotland’s Minister for Rural Affairs has told RIA Novosti. Read more on this news related to 'Pelagic'
  • Banned pelagic trawling still prevalent in Kerala
    Banned pelagic fishing nets have been making a silent comeback to coastal fishing in Kerala, a move which many feel would pose a serious threat to the marine ecosystem of the state. Read more on this news related to 'Pelagic'
  • Davao Gulf: Rich spawning ground
    DAVAO Gulf is indeed a rich spawning ground of not just small pelagic fishes, but big ones as well, like tuna. This much can be gleaned from the presentation of the resource assessment in Davao Gulf by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 11 last month. Read more on this news related to 'Pelagic'

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