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pelagic

(pə-lăj′ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or living in open oceans or seas rather than waters adjacent to land or inland waters: pelagic birds.

pelagic

  1. (or organisms) swimming actively in the mass of sea water (NEKTON) rather than living at the bottom, or drifting with the currents in the surface waters (PLANKTON).
  2. (of birds) spending most of their lives at sea.

pelagic

living in the middle or near the surface of large bodies of water such as lakes or oceans.
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Chalk up one more pelagic (ocean-going) fish caught from a Florida beach.
This indicates that water inflow from outside of the strait causes increases in chlorophyll-a through transport of dense pelagic phytoplankton from Liverpool Bay.
But the catch declined by 6-7 percent, based on the first-quarter pelagic fish-catch data in 2014, 2015 and 2016, mainly due to overfishing.
To further investigate the status of breeding populations of Pelagic Cormorants in southern British Columbia, we conducted a survey of breeding colonies in the western Queen Charlotte Strait region off northeastern Vancouver Island in 2014 and we collated available historical data in this region and neighboring areas to help assess changes in population size over time.
Tom McKechnie, Technical Director at Niche Products said, "this is a major breakthrough and will pave the way for other local Operators to consider the use of Pelagic 100 in their subsea systems.
commercial pelagic longline catch of shortfin mako shark and assess its population in the western North Atlantic Ocean.
The annual estimates of total seabird bycatch from ICCAT pelagic longline fisheries were 16,568 in 2003, 10,021 in 2004, 9,879 in 2005, and 12,081 in 2006 (Table 3).
The integration will be carried out as a merger in which the assets, rights and liabilities of Austevoll Fisk, including its ownership in Shetland Catch Ltd, will be transferred to Norway Pelagic AS in exchange for 2.
The new study has revealed that this is not the case, and the deep pelagic is actually teeming with life.
Species used in the production of fishmeal and fish oil incorporated in livestock feed typically consist of small- to medium-sized pelagic varieties such as anchovies and sardines.
The UK's mackerel fishery this week received MSC certification in a move hailed as a 'defining moment' for Scotland's pelagic industry.
The degree of pelagic use varies with fish size as well as seasons.