abyssal zone meaning

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Noun: abyssal zone
  1. The deep sea (2000 meters or more) where there is no light

Derived forms: abyssal zones

See also: abyssal

Type of: Davy Jones, Davy Jones's locker, ocean bottom, ocean floor, sea bottom, sea floor, seabed

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  1. The area below the abyssal zone is the sparsely inhabited hadal zone.
  2. It is found in the abyssal zone in waters around Australia and New Zealand.
  3. The abyssal zone extends from to.
  4. The aphotic zone is further divided into additional zones : the bathyal zone, the abyssal zone, and the hadal zone.
  5. A small amount of primary production is generated deep in the abyssal zone around the hydrothermal vents which exist along some mid-oceanic ridges.

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