abyssal


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abyssal

[ə′bis·əl]
(geology)
(oceanography)
Pertaining to the abyssal zone.
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The discoveries provide us with a glimpse into how our marine fauna fits into the interconnected abyssal environment worldwide and for the scientists, adds another piece to the puzzle of what affects evolution in the deep sea.
In short, the central aim of sociology of absences is to turn impossible objects (the knowledge and experience of the peoples and cultures of the South undermined by the epistemology of blindness of colonial modernity and its abyssal thinking) into possible ones, and thus turn absences into presences.
Andrew Sweetman, a researcher at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and lead author on the study, stressed the impact on food availability at abyssal depths: "Abyssal ocean environments, which are over 3,000 meters deep, are some of the most food-deprived regions on the planet.
Scientists know little about the benthic (deep-sea) species residing in the abyssal plains, but what they're learning shows them to be highly adapted to an extreme environment, where temperatures hover just above freezing and pressures become crushing.
De lo contrario, solo se obtendra un "derivative thinking that will go on reproducing the abyssal lines .
Now that the deep sea mining of polymetallic nodules on the abyssal plain (4000 to 6000 m depth) of the central Eastern Pacific is to begin in the next few years, serious consideration must be given to the possible effects on the abyssal environment.
Subsequently, they are most abundant on the continental slopes and organic poor sediment cover on abyssal plain restricts their formation, it says.
Were analyzed not only the nature of the earth surface distribution (land-ocean), but also the quantitative indicators (height/earth surface depth) and also qualitative characteristics (Earth crust type, geo and morphostructural features of continents and abyssal depths).
It rises approximately 2,000m from the surrounding abyssal plain, reaching a water depth of 690m at the top of the feature.
5 kilometres in the abyssal Greenland Sea would warm the atmosphere above Europe by 4[degrees]C.