bathyal zone

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bathyal zone

[′bath·ē·əl ‚zōn]
(oceanography)
The biogeographic realm of the ocean depths between 100 and 1000 fathoms (180 and 1800 meters).
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Almost all samples are located between 0-2[degrees] North on the upper-lower middle bathyal zones of the Colombian Pacific platform.
Meiofaunal foraminiferans from the bathyal Porcupine Seabight (northeast Atlantic): Size structure, standing stock, taxonomic composition, species diversity and vertical distribution in the sediment.
5 m, represented by one cuttings sample and one sidewall core sample, contains a largely agglutinated Ypresian assemblage with rare planktic foraminifera and a few bathyal calcareous benthic taxa, usually poorly preserved.
The bathyal begins where the circumlittoral finishes and basically consists of the communities of the continental slope and the areas down to about 9,843 ft (3,000 m), immediately around it.
BIOSTRATIGRAPHIC AND PALEOENVIRONMENTAL SIGNIFICANCE OF EOCENE-OLIGOCENE PALYNOMORPHS FROM A DEEP BATHYAL ENVIRONMENT, COTE D'IVOIRE-GHANA TRANSFORM MARGIN.
longimana caught in oceanic waters along the bathyal area or lower slopes of the shelf.
The biofacies analysis suggests that Panoba Formation was deposited in a variety of settings ranging from middle neritic zone to upper bathyal zone environments.
Decapoda: Nephropidae) in the bathyal Mediterranean and the adjacent Atlantic.