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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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O'Connor (2007: 530, 2010: 50) refers to "jaws and vertebrae from large individuals of pelagic species such as tuna" but, in fact, it seems that no scombrid jaws were identified and that the distinguishing feature of the pelagic fish bones at Jerimalai is their unusually small size, indicative of individuals only 50-60cm in length (O'Connor et al.
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We examined the gut contents of 39 species of pelagic seabirds for evidence of foraging over Sargassum.
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The accord regards small pelagic from the South Atlantic, and allows Russian ships to fish in accordance with the Small Pelagic Development Plan, the Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry said.
HB Grandi markets its products worldwide -- products made from both groundfish and pelagic fish caught and processed by the company's 700 employees.
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The group, which belongs to the World Conservation UnionCOs Shark Specialist Group, surveyed 21 pelagic shark and ray species, and determined that only pelagic stingrays and salmon sharks do not face risk of extinction.