mesopelagic


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mes·o·pe·lag·ic

 (mĕz′ə-pə-lăj′ĭk, mĕs′-)
adj.
Relating to or inhabiting the layer of the water column in the open ocean that lies between the epipelagic and bathypelagic layers at depths of about 200 to 1,000 meters (656-3,280 feet).

mesopelagic

(ˌmɛsəʊpəˈlædʒɪk)
adj
(Biology) of, relating to, or inhabiting the intermediate depths of the ocean between approximately 100 and 1000 metres
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Oarfish are of interest to scientists because they live in a largely unknown ecosystem of the oceanic mesopelagic zone, the part of the ocean that is about 660 to 3,280 feet (200 to 1,000 metres) below the surface.
2002), flyingfishes (Exocoetidae), tunas (Scombridae), the Louvar (Luvarus imperialis), and the Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola), as well as small mesopelagic species such as the Lowcrest Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus sladeni, Sternoptychidae) that become stranded on shore during storms.
Within the mesopelagic zone (the layer underlying the euphotic zone and extending to 1000 m), heterotrophic bacterial activity results in a dramatic decrease in the organic carbon exported from surface waters.
With a stock estimated at 1,000 million tons so far, mesopelagic fish dominate the total biomass of fish in the ocean.
TEHRAN (FNA)- With a stock estimated at 1,000 million tons so far, mesopelagic fish dominate the total biomass of fish in the ocean.
Legs one through four have involved large-scale hydrographic sampling at over 100 stations; microbiological studies analyzing the differences between brine pools and non-brine pools; study of mesopelagic fishes and brine pools through the deployment of acoustic and camera moorings; and investigation into a KRSE 2010 discovery: a cold brine seep system.
Sablefish (Sullivan and Smith, 1982) and many other mesopelagic and bathypelagic fishes living at great depths (Siebenaller and Somero, 1989; Drazen, 2007) have been shown to have higher water content and lower protein and lipid content than species living at shallow depths.
Mesopelagic lanternfish have lights on their bellies in an attempt to match the surface glow so that they do not form a black, easily observed silhouette against a starlit surface.
Diel trends in the mesopelagic biomass community of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands observed acoustically.
The team plans to discharge the water in a plume that reaches the ocean's mesopelagic zone, where it will settle down to its proper depth.