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pe·lag·ic

 (pə-lăj′ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or living in open oceans or seas rather than waters adjacent to land or inland waters: pelagic birds.

[Latin pelagicus, from Greek pelagikos, from pelagos, sea; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]
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pelagic

(pɛˈlædʒɪk)
adj
1. (Biology) of or relating to the open sea: pelagic whaling.
2. (Zoology) (of marine life) living or occurring in the upper waters of open sea
3. (Geological Science) (of geological formations) derived from material that has fallen to the bottom from the upper waters of the sea
[C17: from Latin pelagicus, from pelagus, from Greek pelagos sea]
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pe•lag•ic

(pəˈlædʒ ɪk)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the open seas or oceans.
2. living at or near the surface of the open seas.
[1650–60; < Latin pelagicus < Greek pelagikós=pélag(os) the sea + -ikos -ic]
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Adj.1.pelagic - relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean; "oceanic islands like Bermuda"; "oceanic currents"; "oceanic birds"; "pelagic organisms"; "pelagic whaling"
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pelagic

adjective
Of or relating to the seas or oceans:
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pelagic

[pɪˈlædʒɪk] ADJpelágico
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pelagic

[pɛˈlædʒɪk] adjpelagico/a
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Paul's Rocks, non-volcanic -- Singular Incrustations -- Insects the first Colonists of Islands -- Fernando Noronha -- Bahia -- Burnished Rocks -- Habits of a Diodon -- Pelagic Confervae and Infusoria -- Causes of discoloured Sea.
I may add that Scoresby remarks that green water abounding with pelagic animals is invariably found in a certain part of the Arctic Sea.
Results indicate that about 57% of the ICCAT pelagic longline seabird bycatch was albatrosses.
The following fisheries are concerned by MSC certification: Danish Pelagic Producers Organisation North-East Atlantic mackerel fishery; Irish Pelagic Sustainability Association mackerel fishery; Irish Pelagic Sustainability Association pelagic trawl mackerel fishery; Norway North-East Atlantic pelagic trawl, purse seine and handline mackerel fishery; Netherlands Pelagic Freezer-Trawler Association North-East Atlantic mackerel fishery; Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group (SPSG) Atlantic mackerel fishery; South-West handline mackerel fishery (Cornwall, United Kingdom); and Swedish Pelagic Producers Organisation North-East Atlantic mackerel fishery.
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The study points out that most of our knowledge of marine biodiversity comes from the shallow waters or the ocean floor, rather than the deep pelagic ocean- the water column deeper than the sunlit surface waters but above the sea bed.
The accord regards small pelagic from the South Atlantic, and allows Russian ships to fish in accordance with the Small Pelagic Development Plan, the Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry said.
The survey of 64 species of open water, or pelagic, sharksthe most comprehensive ever donecomes days before an international meeting on high-seas tuna fisheries that could potentially play a role in shark conservation.
Species used in the production of fishmeal and fish oil incorporated in livestock feed typically consist of small- to medium-sized pelagic varieties such as anchovies and sardines.
The degree of pelagic use varies with fish size as well as seasons.
Furthermore tuna and pelagic species' fisheries have generally a lower impact than white or groundfish fisheries, because of negligible impact on seabed, higher selectivity, and species resilience.
Shift Technologies, based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and Pelagic Technologies, based in Singapore, will join a network of 21 other partners world-wide, appointed by MEGA to provide its customers with local access to MEGA's products.