What is another word for benthonic zone?

4 synonyms found


[ bɛnθˈɒnɪk zˈə͡ʊn], [ bɛnθˈɒnɪk zˈə‍ʊn], [ b_ɛ_n_θ_ˈɒ_n_ɪ_k z_ˈəʊ_n]

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How to use "Benthonic zone" in context?

The benthic zone, also known as the substratum zone, is the lowest layer of the ocean floor. It is generally identified as lying between 0 and 300 meters below the surface. The benthic zone is rich in biomass, and is home to a wide variety of marine organisms, including coral, sponges, worms, and crustaceans. The benthic zone is a major source of energy for many marine ecosystems, and is important for the fishing industry.

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