: of, relating to, or occurring in the deeper parts of the sea
deep-sea fishing

Examples of deep-sea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The possibility of civilian deep-sea living is also promising, albeit for a few wealthy individuals. Jim Dobson, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Like their deep-sea brethren, V. teredinicola harbor and are fed nutrients by symbiotic bacteria that require an environment with little or no oxygen. Veronique Greenwood, New York Times, 6 Feb. 2024 This year’s festival welcomed 2,200 guests and had around 90 events, which involved everything from flying on a private jet to Jamaica with Ripert for lunch at GoldenEye (that's the $5K ticket item), to deep-sea fishing with Emeril Lagasse, to multi-course caviar and truffle dinners. Devorah Lev-Tov, Condé Nast Traveler, 5 Feb. 2024 The microscopic invertebrates live in habitats as diverse as Antarctica, deep-sea vents, mountain peaks and tropical rainforests. Jenna Schnuer, CNN, 5 Feb. 2024 In all, about 310 deep-sea specimens were collected across the June and December expeditions and taken to the Museum of Zoology at the University of Costa Rica. Christian Thorsberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 31 Jan. 2024 Countless theories about her fate have emerged in the decades since, but now a deep-sea exploration team searching for the wreckage of her small plane has provided another potential clue. Stephen Smith, CBS News, 29 Jan. 2024 Scientists in Taiwan wanted to study a specific group of deep-sea sharks, according to a study published Jan. 24 in the journal Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Aspen Pflughoeft, Miami Herald, 26 Jan. 2024 The European Commission and Parliament have urged the international community to support a moratorium on deep-sea mining until governments and the scientific community can better inform about the process and dangers of operations. Peter Aitken, Fox News, 20 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1625, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deep-sea was circa 1625

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“Deep-sea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deep-sea. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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: of, relating to, or occurring in the deeper parts of the sea
deep-sea fishing
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