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"Pelagic" means of or relating to the open seas. The pelagic zone is an oceanic zone that is neither close to shore or to the bottom of the ocean. Pelagic organisms live anywhere in oceans, seas, or lakes, except on the bottom (see benthos). They are divided into nekton (large fish and whales) and plankton (small plants and animals) on which the nekton feed.


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