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The Ocean Layers
The ocean is made up of made up of different layers termed zones. The zones start at the surface and then downward towards the ocean deep. The top zone is known as the Euphotic layer. More or less, the different ocean creatures shared in this article, live somewhere deep in the belly of the Euphotic and Mesopelagic zones. While some of these creatures featured live even further down, scientist do not know for certain, how far beneath the big deep they are located.
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The Oceans Many Zones
The Euphotic layer starts topside of the ocean's surface, and extends a mere 200 meters down to the next ocean zone. It is here at this Euphotic sea level that most primary food production and spawning takes place in the ocean. It is also here at this depth that the infiltration of light is efficient enough, for photosynthesis to occur. The ocean is teeming with life in the Euphotic ocean zone, and it is also in this depth where man has be able to do the most creditable ocean explorations by fishing, freediving, and with scuba diving gear.
The next ocean zone known as the Mesopelagic zone is almost entirely dark. It is also where many ocean sea creatures hide out during the day for many reasons, such as to stay hidden from predators. The Mesopelagic zone range is between 200 and 1000 meters deep, and stays relatively around 2°-5°c, which is barely above the freezing point.
At a thousand meters, the Bathypelagic ocean zone begins. It is here that the pressure of the ocean is nearly a hundred times greater than that of the surface's. Since the ocean is so massive, these lower ocean zones have not been heavily explored. Beside the fact that it requires scientist to use highly technical submersibles, to even explore the ocean at this depth. Scientist are only now beginning to map the ocean floor, and as of today less than 10% of the ocean has been explored. Marine biologists are constantly making new discoveries on different fish species, which call the Bathypelagic ocean zone their home.
The second to the last ocean zone is the Abyssopelagic zone, which starts at 4000 meters below the surface. It is known as the great abyss, and extends all the way down to the sea floor. Because water pressure increases one atmosphere every 33 feet in depth, animals in the Abyssal zone must be able to withstand tremendous amounts of pressure. This pressure makes it very difficult for humans to explore the deep ocean, according to the Wild Classroom website.
Where ocean trenches are found lies another ocean zone, which cut through the ocean's sea floor, and extends even further down the "Abyss". It is here in this area, known as the Hadopelagic zone where virtually nothing is known about it. So far, it is the earth's best kept secret, and currently impossible to explore. Some of the deepest known depths go as far down as 11,000 meters. That is a total of 36,089 feet. (1 meter= 3.280 feet.) The deepest part of the ocean that has been discovered thus far is the Mariana Trench, off the coast of Japan. western Pacific Ocean, to the east of the Mariana Islands.
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