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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'
  • EU agrees measures to cope with Russian embargo on fish products
    Ireland is the third-largest EU exporter of pelagic fish to Russia Read more on this news related to 'Pelagic'
  • North-East mackerel fishery information sought
    THE Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification re-assessment of the Mackerel Industry Northern Sustainability Alliance (MINSA) North East Atlantic Mackerel Fishery (Mid-water Single and Pair pelagic trawl, pelagic trawl, purse seine and hand-line Mackerel (Scomber scombrus) fishery) is entering the ‘information gathering’ stage of the re-assessment against Read more on this news related to 'Pelagic'

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