the area of open water beyond the littoral zone.
The open-ocean zone at the greatest depth in a marine habitat. This zone is divided into a photic (down to 600 feet below the waterâ€(tm)s surface) and aphotic zone.
(puh ladj´ ik) [Gr. pelagos: the sea] • The open waters of the ocean.
Deep, open water area of a lake away from the edge of the littoral zone towards the center of the lake.
pah-LA-gik zone Water above the ocean floor. 883
One of the two basic subdivisions of the marine biome; consists of the water above the sea þoor and its organisms.
ecological realm that includes the entire ocean water column. Of all the inhabited Earth environments, the pelagic zone has the largest volume, 1,370,000,000 cubic kilometers (330,000,000 cubic miles), and the greatest vertical range, 11,000 meters (36,000 feet).
The water column of the sea or lake.
The pelagic zone is the part of the open sea or ocean comprising the water column, other than that near the coast or the sea floor. In contrast, the demersal zone comprises the water that is near to (and is significantly affected by) the coast or the sea floor. The name is derived from the Greek Ï€ÎÎ»Î±Î³Î¿Ï‚ (pÃ©lagos), which might be roughly translated as "sea" but is more accurately translated as "open sea."