abyssal zone

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the deep sea (2000 meters or more) where there is no light

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It lies in the hadal zone beyond the abyssal zone, and plunges down to a water depth of around 11 kilometers.
The abyssal zone occupies the centers of the oceans with depths of 9,843-19,685 ft (3,000-6,000 m).
If debris is found between 2,000-6,000 meters - known as the abyssal zone - salvagers would work in a perpetually dark and near-freezing region where the pressure can reach up to 9,000 pounds per square inch (psi).
Even the abyssal zones in most oceans are expected to do only marginally better, with temperatures predicted to increase 0.
Briggs, 1974; Semenov, 1978; Kempf, 1979; Palacio, 1982; Floeter & SoaresGomes, 1999), but few have discussed biogeographic patterns of the neighbouring slope or abyssal zones (Allen & Sanders, 1996 is a good example for abyssal basins).