Benthic and pelagic zones refer to the different regions within a body of water. In this Buzzle article, we shall study the important aspects of both these regions, and make a comparison between their attributes.
Ocean Sunfish: Ocean sunfish (Mola mola) found in open ocean, California, USA, Eastern Pacific Ocean
The Deep Blue
By Jorge Cervera Hauser // Way out into the blue, right where you lose all sight of land — and feel overwhelmed, as if devoured by the sea — you will find the beautiful creatures of the open ocean, who live in the ‘pelagic’ zone. Today, we are fighting to protect them.
Caribbean Hobo Reel Voodoo... Casting a spell on the Pelagic Zone.
Lost In A Pelagic Zone (Oceanography Humor) Postage
Shop Life's Abyss And Then You Dive (Pelagic Zone) Postage created by wordsunwords.
Photo: @andy_mann // Two worlds, separated by a thin blue line yet so connected. An Oceanic Whitetip #shark barrels down for a curious pass before disappearing into the depths. Floating in the pelagic zone is one of my favorite ways to experience the #ocean. You just never know what will swim by! If you are interested in our ocean’s top predators, please give me a follow @andy_mann as I travel tomorrow to the outer banks of #Bahamas for an exploratory mission to photograph and learn as much…
Steven McPherson, 2012-2013, Wavelengths (detail): Unaltered Marine Plastic Debris objects found on the UK coast, 1994-2013. Pollution affecting marine life within the Pelagic Zone consists primarily of plastic debris in both shallow and deep waters. "This work has been split into 5 segments that denote the main oceans, and the distribution and colours of the plastic debris describe the size and depth of each of the pelagic zones of these oceans." Caption at link