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pelagic

[pə′laj·ik]
(geology)
Pertaining to regions of a lake at depths of 33-66 feet (10-20 meters) or more, characterized by deposits of mud or ooze and by the absence of vegetation. Also known as eupelagic.
(oceanography)
Pertaining to water of the open portion of an ocean, above the abyssal zone and beyond the outer limits of the littoral zone.
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Add to that the currents that bring pelagic waters, including with associated sargassum, very close to shore.
Identified genera were grouped based on the habitat into two groups: pelagic and thycopelagic (living in both pelagic and benthic environments) species (Rouillon et al.
These pelagic fish are interrelated through a food web whose foundation is the plankton (phytoplankton and zooplankton).
Over the past 3 decades, declines in breeding population size of Pelagic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) have been noted in 2 areas of southern British Columbia.
Pelagic Tank provides production and process equipment to the oil and gas industry including waste gas incinerators, free water knockouts, two phase and three phase separators, and vertical heater treaters.
Pelagic 100 is widely used in the North Sea and has an OCNS Class E environmental profile, which is the best environmental category possible under UK legislation.
Each study was given a unique reference number, and those numbers were mapped over the distribution of total ICCAT pelagic fishing effort during the years from 2003 to 2006 (Fig.
23 March 2011 - Norway Pelagic ASA (OSL: NPEL) has signed a plan for the implementation of its merger with Ausevoll Fisk, the North Atlantic pelagic fish business of Austevoll Seafood ASA (OSL: AUSS).
The study points out that most of our knowledge of marine biodiversity comes from the shallow waters or the ocean floor, rather than the deep pelagic ocean- the water column deeper than the sunlit surface waters but above the sea bed.
The accord regards small pelagic from the South Atlantic, and allows Russian ships to fish in accordance with the Small Pelagic Development Plan, the Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry said.
The Spanish fleet of so-called surface longline fishing boats ostensibly targets swordfish, but 70 percent of its catch, by weight, from 2000 to 2004 were pelagic sharks.