epipelagic


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epipelagic

[¦ep·ə·pə′laj·ik]
(oceanography)
Of or pertaining to the portion of oceanic zone into which enough light penetrates to allow photosynthesis.
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(200.) The epipelagic zone is defined as the upper zone of the
The predominant frequency of occurrence of the Sergestidae from the genus Acetes is related to the fact that they occupy the epipelagic or the mesopelagic zones (Simoes et al., 2012), being widely consumed also by the seabob-shrimp Xiphopenaeus kroyeri (Branco 2005).
austrodentatus Biozone are composed by almost pandemic species of the cosmopolitan epipelagic biotope (Cooper et al.
Piontkovski (Editors), The mesoscale structure of the epipelagic ecosystem of the open northern Arabian Sea, p.
A top predator invasion into the NPZ model was studied by [15], the paper considered possible consequences of biological invasion in an epipelagic ecosystem.
In the Beaufort Sea, wind direction plays an important role in the epipelagic fish community (Jarvela and Thorsteinson, 1999).
The functions of nematocysts in prey capture by epipelagic siphonophores (Coelenterata, Hydro/0a).
Now, largely thanks to the dedication of Randall and Cea, the current fauna of the island stands at 169 species of which 139 can be classified as shorefishes and 26 are epipelagic inhabitants.
Zones of the ocean column: epipelagic, closest to the surface,