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pelagic (adjective), more pelagic, most pelagic
1. Referring to the fish and animals that live in the open sea far from the shore: Palagic areas are related to creatures that exist in the expansive bodies of salt water that covers almost three fourths of the earth's surface rather than areas which are adjacent to land or inland rivers or streams.
2. Relating to the ocean or the open sea: Pelagic habitats differ depending on the water depth in the aquatic areas.
3. Etymology: from Greek pelagikos, from pelagos, "the sea".
Conducting activities on the open sea.
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