pelagic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, regarding, or surviving in open oceans or seas without waters right beside land or inland oceans: pelagic wild birds.
    • Living in the available ocean rather than in seaside or inland waters.
    • Of or with respect to the sea; -- used specially to pets that live during the area of sea, out of the shore. Compare benthic.
    • relating to or occurring or located in or frequenting the open ocean
  • others:
    • aquatic; oceanic; of or inhabiting the deep or open sea: said of these aquatic flowers and creatures which inhabit the large seas. Additionally Pelagian.
    • particularly, in marine biol.: residing on area of the high-sea well away from land.
    • Living at the area for the sea. Start to see the herb.
    • Living at area of water, either sodium or fresh.
    • drifting or swimming inside liquid, either on area or at any depth below it.
    • In geology and geography, of or regarding the deep sea; definately not land.

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