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The depths of the ocean between 4,000 and 6,000 meters; in the aphotic or midnight zone

Abyssopelagic zone

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Area of ocean where light does not penetrate; also called the midnight zone

Aphotic zone

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The depths of the ocean between 1,000 and 4,000 meters; in the aphotic or midnight zone

Bathypelagic zone

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Bottom environment refers to animals living on ot in the seabed

Benthic

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Large area ecosystem sharing similar characteristics

Biome

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Dimly lit region of the ocean where not enough light for photosynthesis to occur also called twilight zone

Disphotic zone

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Animals that live on the surface of the seabed

Epic aunts

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Upper layer of water extending to depth of 200 meters in the photic zone

Epipelagic zone

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Specific area or type of environment in which organisms are found

Habitat

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The depths of the ocean below 6,000 meters in the deep-ocean trenches aphotic zone

Hadalpelagic zone

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Animals that live in the sediments of the seafloor

Infauna

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Area between the tides also called the intertidal zone

Littoral zone

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Middle layer of ocean between 200 to 1,000 meters in the disphotic zone

Mesopelagic zone

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Free swimming organisms

Nekton

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Waters over the continental shelf near shore zone

Neurotic province

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Waters beyond the continental shelf, open ocean

Oceanic zone

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Of or pertaining to the seas or oceans

Pelagic

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Lighted region of the ocean where photosynthesis can occur

Photic zone

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Small microscopic plant or organism that floats or drifts in the ocean

Plankton

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A particular area or region

Province

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Shores made up of solid rock

Rocky coast

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Organism that are attached to a surface and cannot move

Sessile

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Benthic area of the continental shelf bow the low tide area also called subtidal

Sublittoral

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Dry area above the high ride line sometimes called spray or splash zone

Supralittoral zone

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The area of crashing waves along a sandy beach

Surf zone

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Small habitats formed when spaces between rocks retain water at low ride

Tide pools