pelagial


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pelagial

(pɪˈleɪdʒɪəl; pɪˈleɪdʒəl)
n
(Environmental Science) an open body of water such as a lake or the sea, as opposed to the shore or the bed
adj
(Environmental Science) of or relating to an open body of water
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Quantitative zoo-plankton samples were collected monthly (in some years weekly or biweekly) at a permanent monitoring site, located between the Centre for Limnology and Tondisaar Island (58[degrees]12'40"N, 26[degrees]06'20"E), in the pelagial of the lake.
The species considered corresponded exclusively to pelagial species in agreement with revised information; littoral zooplankton was not considered because the information of these species assemblages is unclear (De los Rios-Escalante, 2010).
Diacyclops abyssicola and Mesocyclops leuckarti occur in littoral as well as in pelagial, Thermocyclops crassus and T.
Presenta (ocho puntos de colecta) abundante materia organica y poca cantidad de algas macrofiticas; se encuentra completamente aislado de la influencia de la zona pelagial y de poca profundidad.
It indicates the wide range of historical and literary allusions contained in the story's text--throughout the story Dowell used terms from Thomson's Science of Life (1899), including littoral, abyssal, and pelagial.
Food and habitat partitioning among juveniles of three fish species in the pelagial of a mesotrophic lake.