Pelagic

  • (adj): Relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean.
    Example: "Pelagic organisms"; "pelagic whaling"
    Synonyms: oceanic

Some articles on pelagic:

Glossary Of Fishery Terms - P
... Pelagic zone - any water in the sea that is not close to the bottom ... Pelagic fish - fish that spend most of their life swimming and feeding in the pelagic zone, as opposed to resting on or feeding off the bottom ... capable of harvesting large quantities of surface-schooling pelagic fish by surrounding the school with a net ...
Pterotrachea
... taxonomic genus of medium-sized to large floating sea slugs, marine pelagic gastropod molluscs in the family Pterotracheidae, which is in the infraorder Littorinimorpha ... These pelagic slugs are not at all closely related to the pelagic opisthobranch gastropods such as the sea angels and sea butterflies ...
Pterotrachea Coronata
... coronata is a species of large floating sea snail, a pelagic gastropod mollusc in the family Pterotracheidae ... This pelagic snail is not at all closely related to the pelagic opistobranchs such as the sea angels and sea butterflies ...
Marine Larval Ecology - Theories On The Evolution of A Biphasic Life History
... have evolved a life cycle involving a demersal adult and a pelagic larval stage or pelagic eggs that have the capacity to be transported long distances ... Pelagic larvae have the potential to disperse long distances, colonize new territory, and move away from habitat that has become overcrowded or otherwise unsuitable ... A long pelagic larval duration can help a species break its parasite cycles ...
Pelagic Stingray - Taxonomy and Phylogeny
... The pelagic stingray was originally described by French naturalist Charles Lucien Bonaparte in the 1832 third volume of Iconografia della fauna italica per le quattro classi degli animali vertebrati ... American zoologist Henry Weed Fowler placed the pelagic stingray in the newly created subgenus Pteroplatytrygon, from the Greek pteron ("fin"), platus ("broad ... analysis, based on morphology, found that the pelagic stingray is one of the more basal members of its family, being the sister taxon to a clade that contains Pastinachus, Dasyatis, and Indo-Pacific ...