oceanic area

noun

Definition of oceanic area

: the ocean as contrasted with the neritic zone consisting of a photic zone which extends down as far as light penetrates with a twilight zone as its lower limit and an abyssal zone which extends thence to the bottom

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“Oceanic area.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oceanic%20area. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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