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pelagic

puh la jik

  • a  relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean
    pelagic organisms
    pelagic whaling

  • Unless the industry finds alternatives to using pelagic fish to sustain fish farms, says Naylor, the aquaculture industry could end up depleting an essential food source for many .
  • It was not only the ubiquity of pelagic oil particles that appalled Cousteau and his crew aboard the Calypso.
  • A lot of pelagic piffle, of course, but the isles of Greece, in Milton Krasner's color photography, are as lovely as ever they were when the Nereids nested in their shoals.
News & Articles

  • Glaucus has a twin!
    The adaptability of animal species is rarely shown as well as in this pelagic se-slug that has abandoned safe havens (and more than that!) The authors of this paper use valuable data and new techniques to interpret how evolution has progressed among some of the most beautiful sea creatures.
    July 3, 2013 - EARTHtimes.org
Quotes

  • St Brendan in Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
    While denying the drift gillnet permit is an essential step toward leatherback recovery, allowing pelagic longline fishing along the west coast would undermine these conservations gains,said Brendan Cummings, ocean program director at the...
  • Richard Nixon in Newswise (press release)
    We've heard a great deal about how climate change has affected wildlife, but this may be the first time that changes in climate have been observed to change fundamental nutrient cycles,said Nixon. "Benthic-pelagic coupling - the...
  • Ross Finnie in BBC News
    Mr Finnie said: "While there is some good news in today's agreement this result will not be welcomed by either our whitefish or pelagic fleets. The decision on cod is particularly disappointing. On the basis of the science and sensible management of...

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