hemipelagic region

hemipelagic region

[¦he·mē·pə′laj·ik ′rē·jən]
(oceanography)
The region of the ocean extending from the edge of a shelf to the pelagic environment; roughly corresponds to the bathyal zone, in which the bottom is 660 to 3300 feet (200 to 1000 meters) below the surface.
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