: of, relating to, or constituting the part of the oceanic zone into which enough light penetrates for photosynthesis
Examples of epipelagic in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe results were surprising; not only did the group find that large epipelagic prey are a relatively minor part of these shark’s overall diet, but eDNA metabarcoding revealed new prey items for cookiecutter sharks!
Melissa Cristina Márquez, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 Our knowledge about the ocean has long been concentrated in its uppermost waters, the top 200 meters known as the epipelagic zone.
Susan Casey, Outside Online, 22 Oct. 2019
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