Pelagic Zone

Science / Biology / Pelagic Zone: One of the two basic subdivisions of the marine biome; consists of the water above the sea fioor and its organisms.

Other Words for Zone

Zone Noun Synonyms: area, quarter, district, region, sector, section, sphere, belt, territory, province, realm, domain, precinct, bailiwick, department, terrain, circle, locality, locale, turf

Mesopelagic Zone

Science / Marine Biology / Mesopelagic Zone: Also called the 'twilight zone' of the ocean, this area from 200m to 1000m in depth, is bordered by the photic zone above and darkness below. It's in this zone where you start to see bioluminescence o MORE

Abyssopelagic Zone

Science / Marine Biology / Abyssopelagic Zone: 'Abysso' meaning 'no bottom', this zone of the ocean begins 4000 m below the surface of the ocean and extends down to the sea floor. This zone is home to a variety of unique critters that are speciall MORE

Photic Zone

Science / Biology / Photic Zone: The layer of the ocean that is penetrated by sunlight; extends to a depth of about 200 meters. MORE

Twilight Zone

Technology / Aviation / Twilight Zone: Long before Rod Serling's tv series was this consumer-lever definition for a glitch in the ADCOCK RANGE, officially called a Bi-Signal Zone. It was a portion of the overlapping area of a beam where th MORE

Bathypelagic Zone

Science / Marine Biology / Bathypelagic Zone: The zone of the ocean that extends from 1000m to 4000m below the surface of the ocean. Visit the Bathypelagic Zone on oceanlink for pictures and cool facts about life at this depth. MORE


Science / Marine Biology / Pelagic: Refers to the plants and animals that live in the water column or in the open waters of the ocean rather than the ocean floor (see benthic). Life is found throughout the pelagic zone, however is more MORE