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abyssal

A romantic term equal to an ocean depth of -200 to -700 metres

abyssal

(of organisms) inhabiting deep water below 1000 m.
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Drilling in the Newfoundland Basin will also provide the crucial geological control for understanding the early history of this part of the North Atlantic, particularly when used in conjunction with results from the Iberia Abyssal Plain, the other half of the conjugate pair.
As a result, the observatory network spans both continental and oceanic crust, extending from the coast across the shelf, down the continental slope (including a submarine canyon), across the abyssal plain, to span the mid-ocean ridge (Fig.
The perspective "backwards in the mirror" yields the concern "if she lose her own face": to look backwards at the reflective surface would be to turn one's head away, but possibly also to lose a sense of personal identity in the abyssal doubling of the mirror image.
Craig Smith, a member of the faculty at the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii in Manoa who has worked extensively with the ISA to predict and manage the environmental impacts of nodule mining in the abyssal Pacific.
Four species, all from abyssal depths at hydrothermal vents, were originally described by McLean (1990).
Clearly, then, for more than one reason, Derrida aims to throw the massive weight of his dense text against the thesis of an absolute, abyssal gap that would separate humans as such from "the animal".
he is not announcing that he is beyond being alive or being dead, but is in a limbo, or an abyssal state of self-contradiction (which William Blake would describe as being in his "specter's power").
But the rest of this saccharine-sweet album is just awful, plumbing abyssal depths with cringe-making pop horror Back In The Backseat.
The latest generation of these innovative deep-submergence vehicles has enhanced human access to extreme abyssal environments and has greatly expanded the capabilities of Earth and ocean scientists to investigate the far reaches and depths of the global ocean.
3 mm, taken by a 25-foot otter trawl on an abyssal plain off Baja California, Mexico (31[degrees]20'N, 120[degrees]8'W), 3707-3806 m, 23 March 1970, R/V Melville, SIO sta.