abyssalpelagic zone

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The part of the pelagic zone of the ocean that overlies the abyssal plain. It extends from a depth of between 2000m and 4000m to about 6000m. The temperature is about 4°C and the pressure 20–60MPa. See ocean divisions.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation.

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