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pelagic
1. In marine ecology, applied to the organisms that inhabit open water, i.e. plankton, nekton, and neuston (although neuston are fairly unimportant in such environments).

2. In ornithology, applied to sea-birds that come to land only to breed, and that spend the major part of their lives far out to sea.

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pelagic

pelagic
1. In marine ecology, applied to the organisms that inhabit open water, i.e. plankton, nekton, and neuston (although neuston are fairly unimportant in such environments).

2. In ornithology, applied to sea-birds that come to land only to breed, and spend the major part of their lives far out to sea.

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pelagic

pe·lag·ic / pəˈlajik/ • adj. technical of or relating to the open sea: the kittiwakes return from their pelagic winter wanderings. ∎  (chiefly of fish) inhabiting the upper layers of the open sea.Often contrasted with demersal.

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pelagic

pelagic Describing organisms that swim or drift in a sea or a lake, as distinct from those that live on the bottom (see benthos). Pelagic organisms are divided into plankton and nekton.

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pelagic

pelagic In marine ecology, applied to the organisms that inhabit open water, i.e. plankton, nekton, and neuston (although neuston are fairly unimportant in such environments).

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pelagic

pelagic pert. to the open sea, oceanic. XVII. — L. pelagicus, f. pelagus sea — Gr. pélagos; see -IC.

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"pelagic." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Encyclopedia.com. 20 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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