Definition of Abyssal zone
1. Noun. The deep sea (2000 meters or more) where there is no light.
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Literary usage of Abyssal zone
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1. Geology of the Non-metallic Mineral Deposits Other Than Silicates by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"It overlies the water of the abyssal zone and grades into it through an ... These differ from the mediterraneans in the absence of the abyssal zone. ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1895)
"... and that while the littoral zone may be understood to imply the area between tide-marks, and the abyssal zone a depth of 500 fathoms and upwards, ..."
3. Structural and Systematic Conchology: An Introduction to the Study of the by George Washington Tryon (1882)
"abyssal zone. The fauna of this zone and its distribution are as yet hardly known. Mollusks continue abundant at from 300 to 1200 fathoms, but the number of ..."
4. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science, with Special by James Dwight Dana (1876)
"abyssal zone, — below 300 fathom*, the ocean abounding in life down to a depth of 2.500 fathoms. But the recent observation that the same species that live ..."
5. The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by John Timbs (1853)
"The abyssal zone extends from one hundred fathoms downwards. It contains no plants, and animal life seems gradually to disappear in it. ..."
6. The Student's Manual of Geology by Joseph Beete Jukes (1872)
"The abyssal zone, from 100 fathoms to the greatest depth to which 1-. could continue to exist.* He likewise arranged marine life into nine ..."