oceanic zone

oceanic zone

[‚ō·shē′an·ik ′zōn]
(oceanography)
The biogeographic area of the open sea.
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Marine Biology students tend to guess, "It lives in the ocean," and through discussion we decide on the most probable oceanic zone (e.
It can mean the entire sea beyond the low tide made or, as I used it, the sea beyond the edge of the continental shelf, at about 200m deep, which commonly divides the littoral or neritic from the pelagic of oceanic zones (Stow 2004: 194).
The Indian technocrats are expecting to increase the monitoring capacity of oceanic zones from the Oceansat-2.