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Of or relating to the region of the ocean bottom between the sublittoral and abyssal zones, from depths of 200 to 4,000 meters (660 to 13,000 feet).


(Physical Geography) denoting or relating to an ocean depth of between 200 and 2000 metres (about 100 and 1000 fathoms), corresponding to the continental slope


(ˈbæθ i əl)

of or pertaining to the biogeographic region of the ocean bottom between the sublittoral and abyssal zones, from depths of approximately 660 to 13,000 ft. (200 to 4000 m).
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Adj.1.bathyal - relating to ocean depths between 200 and 2000 meters (corresponds to the continental slope)
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1992) Sulfate reduction using methane in sediments beneath a bathyal "cold seep" giant clam community off Hatsushima Island, Sagami Bay, Japan.
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Large Spatial Scale Variability in Bathyal Macrobenthos Abundance, Biomass, a- and b-Diversity along the Mediterranean Continental Margin.
Reproductive biology of a bathyal hermaphrodite fish, Bathypterois mediterraneus (Osteichthyes: Ipnopidae) from the south-eastern Sardinian Sea (central-western Mediterranean).
Many organisms living in the bathyal depths - between 200 and 6,000 meters - will face starvation and many of them will die.
Filaments have also been interpreted as the constituent of deep water systems including shallow subtidal to bathyal settings (Zhicheng, 1997; Zhicheng et al.
The bathyal plain and the shallow sandy shelf were located only in the northeastern and southern parts of the study area.
Seasonal breeding aggregations in low-density populations of the bathyal echinoid Stylociclaris lineata.
Shelf and bathyal chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora) from the Nansei Islands, Southwestern Japan.
Life history of the bathyal octopus Pteroctopus tetracirrhus (Mollusca, Cephalopoda) in the Mediterranean Sea.
This is consistent with the bathyal range of cidaroids, which are frequently recorded below the saturation horizon for aragonite (David et al.
Frantisek Smahel, "Das 'Scutum fidei christianae magistri Hieronymi Pragensis' in der Entwicklung der mittelalterlichen trinitarischen Diagramme," in Die Bathyal der Diagramme Joachims von Fiore.