bathyal zone

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Synonyms for bathyal zone

the steep descent of the seabed from the continental shelf to the abyssal zone

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Temperatures in the bathyal depths could rise by as much as 4 degrees Celsius (about 7 degrees Fahrenheit) in the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
The sample set we used has a distribution that ranges from the middle upper bathyal (500-1500 m), the middle lower bathyal (1500-2000 m), and the lower bathyal (2000-4000 m).
Seismic interpretation reveals a regional Early Miocene Unconformity (EMU) separating pre-Oligocene to Miocene rifted basement from overlying undeformed Upper Miocene-Pliocene bathyal sediments.
The Cretaceous sequence, with three sub-sequences: a lower sub-sequence, corresponding to a continental environment; a middle sequence related with an extern to bathyal shelf.
2002): Foraminifera associated with phytodetritus deposits at a bathyal site in the northern Rockall Trough (NE Atlantic): seasonal contrasts and a comparison of stained and dead assemblages.
Swimming sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea): A survey, with analysis of swimming behavior in four bathyal species.
The taphonomic and micropaleontologic data from de turbidite section of Vertientes Formation in western Cuba having a great diversity of clastic and bioclastic sediments make know an epivolcanic terrain of a carbonated Maastrichtian marine cover accumulated in a slump, in a bathyal environment of Upper Paleocene to Early Eocene.
Studies of bathyal and sublittoral sites indicate that foraminiferal communities show seasonal (as well as shorter time-scale) changes resulting from the level of primary production (Gooday, 1993; Thomas and Gooday, 1996; Schmiedl et al.
The book features descriptions of each of the groups covered, detailed line drawings of species within each group, and maps showing the distribution of bathyal and abyssal species of the Arctic Ocean.
1976): The El Cuervo section (Andalusia, Spain): Micropaleontologic anatomy of ah early Late Miocene lower bathyal deposit.
nigricans usually inhabits a water column with a height of about 200 m or more and is the most tropical of all xiphioid species, its presence supports the hypotheses that the Oso Member was deposited at upper bathyal depths or greater and that the coastal paleoclimate of southern California was warmer during the late Miocene than at present.
In The Silent Deep, Koslow--a former CSIRO marine scientist--provides his readers with a full account of the deep ocean, including the history of exploration, the chemical and physical forces that generate life, and the ecology of seamounts and the species-rich (possibly the richest) ecosystems that are the abyssal and bathyal plains.
The Cenozoic benthic foraminiferal assemblages in most of these wells, as described from cuttings samples plus occasional sidewall core samples, are typical for neritic or upper or lower bathyal conditions.