mesopelagic

adjective
me·so·pe·lag·ic | \ ˌme-zə-pə-ˈla-jik , ˌmē- , -sə- \

Definition of mesopelagic 

: of or relating to oceanic depths from about 600 feet to 3000 feet (200 to 1000 meters)

Examples of mesopelagic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The North American academic community can only supply about 12 ROVs capable of standing up to the pressure and darkness of the mesopelagic zone. Rachel Brown, National Geographic, "Mysterious 'Sea Serpent' Oarfish Resurfaces," 17 Feb. 2017 Earlier this month, an oarfish, a creature usually found in mesopelagic zones 200 to 1,000 feet below sea level, became the subject of fascination after surfacing in Carmen, Agusan Del Norte. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "Mysterious "Hairy Blob" Washed Up on Philippines Beach," 27 Feb. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'mesopelagic.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of mesopelagic

1947, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about mesopelagic

Share mesopelagic

Statistics for mesopelagic

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for mesopelagic

The first known use of mesopelagic was in 1947

See more words from the same year

Comments on mesopelagic

What made you want to look up mesopelagic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

occurring twice a year or every two years

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!