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Definition of the noun abyssal zone
What does abyssal zone mean as a name of something?
- the deep sea (2000 meters or more) where there is no light
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The abyssal zone is the abyssopelagic layer or pelagic zone that contains the very deep benthic communities near the bottom of oceans. "Abyss" derives from the Greek word ἄβυσσος, meaning bottomless. At depths of 4,000 to 6,000 metres, this zone remains in perpetual darkness and never receives daylight. It is the deeper part of the midnight zone which starts in the bathypelagic waters above.
- also known as lower midnight zone
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by Hanneke J.G. Baretta-Bekker, Egbert K. Duursma, Bouwe R. Kuipers
abyssal zone A abiotic (opposite to biotic) lifeless, a term used for characteristics and elements of the environment with a certain influence on survival or reproduction of organisms that are not alive themselves. Examples are temperature ...
The Environment Dictionary (2002)
by David Kemp
ABYSSAL ZONE The deepest part of the oceans lying more than 2000 m beneath the surface. The main physical feature of this zone is the abyssal plain, a region of low relief beyond the continental margins. Its surface is broken in places by ...
by S.E. Stiegeler
abyssal zone. A zone of greatest ocean depth, lying seaward of and deeper than the *bathyal zone of the continental slope, that is below a depth of some 1000 m, and including the ...
Marine Affairs Dictionary (2004)
Terms, Concepts, Laws, Court Cases, and International Conventions and Agreements by Niels West
Abyssal Zone) ABYSSAL CLAY: Deep-ocean clay sediment. ABYSSAL HILL: Isolated ...
by Christopher G. Morris, Academic Press
see abyssal zone. abyssal Geology. 1. of or relating to the region deep within the earth. 2. see Plutonic. Oceanography ...
A Dictionary of Entomology (2011)
OCEANIC AREA Biogeographic marine realm containing Neritic Zone, Photic Zone and above Abyssal Zone. See Habitat. Cf. Abyssal Zone; Littoral Zone; Neritic Zone; Pelagic Zone; Photic Zone. OCEANIC BURROWER BUG Geotomus ...
abyssal zone The zone is the abyssopelagic layer or pelagic zone that contains the very deep benthic communities near the bottom of oceans.
by Michael Allaby, Chris Park
abyssal zone An ecological zone within the ocean that accounts for three-quarters of the deep ocean floors. Conditions are cold (temperatures ...
A Dictionary of Biology (2015)
by Elizabeth Martin, Robert Hine
abyssal zone The lower depths of the ocean (below approximately 2000 metres), where there is effectively no light penetration. Abyssal organisms are adapted for living ...
Visual Encyclopedia of Earth (2008)
by Michael Allaby
Abyssal zone Covering 75 ...
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