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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.
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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