All Sources -
Updated Media sources (1) About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic
abyssal zone Zone of greatest ocean depth, i.e. below a depth of 2000 m. This zone lies seaward of, and deeper than, the bathyal zone, and covers approximately 75% of the total ocean floor. It is the most extensive Earth environment, cold, dark, with slow-moving currents (less than a few centimetres per second), supporting fauna that typically are black or grey, delicately structured, and not streamlined.
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 under high pressures in cold dark conditions. See also aphotic zone.
More From encyclopedia.com
Finns , Finns ETHNONYMS: Karelians or Karjalaiset, Suomalaiset, Tavastians or Hämäläiset Orientation Identification. Finns constitute the majority of the cit… Iceland , Iceland Iceland LOCATION, SIZE, AND EXTENT TOPOGRAPHY CLIMATE FLORA AND FAUNA ENVIRONMENT POPULATION MIGRATION ETHNIC GROUPS LANGUAGES RELIGIONS TRAN… Lebanon , Lebanon Lebanon LOCATION, SIZE, AND EXTENT TOPOGRAPHY CLIMATE FLORA AND FAUNA ENVIRONMENT POPULATION MIGRATION ETHNIC GROUPS LANGUAGES RELIGIONS TRAN… Haitians , LOCATION: Haiti POPULATION: 8,924,553 LANGUAGE: Haitian Creole; French RELIGION: Vodou; Roman Catholicism; Protestantism INTRODUCTION To a large exte… Benjamin Franklin , Franklin, Benjamin Early Life and Career Preparation for Scientific Research Gadgets and Inventions First Researches in Electricity The Analysis of t… George Walker Bush , George Bush Gaddis Smith REPUBLICAN George Herbert Walker Bush took the oath of office as the forty-first president of the United States on 20 Januar…
You Might Also Like