Its flabby body, typical of organisms inhabiting the mesopelagic or bathypelagic zone
(Randall & Farrell, 1997), had an epidermis entirely covered with mucus, with no ectoparasites detected.
From there it's the Bathypelagic Zone
, down to 4000 meters.
The vampire squid, the most common mollusk in the bathypelagic zone
, is over 200 million years old.
Below about 1,000 meters lies the bathypelagic zone
, accounting for 88 percent of the total ocean area and covering the entire deep ocean floor.
Vampyrocrossota childressi, a new genus and species of black medusa from the bathypelagic zone
off California (Cnidaria: Trachymedusae: Rhopalonematidae).
No, this place is much closer to home--in an area of the deep ocean called the bathypelagic zone (see Nuts & Bolts, p.
The bathypelagic zone is an area of ocean located 1,000 to 4,000 meters (3,280 to 13,123 feet) below the water's surface.
So, the bathypelagic zone has no living plants, which require energy from the sun to grow.
This force, which is the result of the weight of a column of water pushing down, is so strong in the bathypelagic zone that it would crush anything with air in it.
The bathypelagic zone and its inhabitants are still very mysterious.
Specifically, the bathypelagic zone: Though spanning more than 90 percent of Earth's surface, the area from 1,000 to 4,000 meters (3,300 to 13,000 feet) below sea level is more a mystery to scientists than the moon (see diagram, p.
Conditions in the bathypelagic zone: (stormy, cold, dark, partial sunlight, algae rich, low pressure, high altitude).