epipelagic zone

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epipelagic zone

[¦ep·ə·pə′laj·ik ′zōn]
(oceanography)
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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