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Pelagic vs. Benthic

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Pelagicadjective

(biology) Living in the open sea rather than in coastal or inland waters.

Benthicadjective

Pertaining to the benthos; living on the seafloor, as opposed to floating in the ocean.

Pelagicadjective

Of or pertaining to oceans.

Benthicnoun

Any organism that lives on the seafloor

Pelagicnoun

(biology) Any organism that lives in the open sea rather than in coastal or inland waters.

Benthicadjective

of, pertaining to, or occurring at the bottom of a body of water, especially referring to the ocean depths.

Pelagicadjective

Of or pertaining to the ocean; - applied especially to animals that live at the surface of the ocean, away from the coast. Compare benthic.

Benthicadjective

of or relating to or happening on the bottom under a body of water

Pelagicadjective

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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