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epipelagic zone[¦ep·ə·pə′laj·ik ′zōn]
The region of an ocean extending from the surface to a depth of about 600 feet (200 meters); light penetrates this zone, allowing photosynthesis.
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Northern smoothtongue migrate from the mesopelagic zone (200-1000 m) in the day to the epipelagic zone
(0-200 m) after sunset (Sobolevsky et al.
sierra is an opportunistic ichthyophagous predator in the coastal epipelagic zone
, which has an impact on species that form dense schools (Anchoa and Eucinostomus species).