Adjective "bathyal" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to the zone of the sea between the continental shelf and the abyssal zone.
  1. 'Historically they have radiated (divided into new species) in bathyal habitats (bottom-dwelling on the continental slope between 200 and 2000 m in depth) and cool-water coastal areas.'
  2. 'In contrast, the many shale layers seem to be poor in macrofossils largely because they were deposited at depth below the photic zone (upper bathyal depth) as indicated by benthic foraminifera.'


1. of or relating to the biogeographic region of the ocean bottom between the sublittoral and abyssal zones: from depths of approximately 660 to 13,000 feet (200 to 4000 meters).

More examples(as adjective)

"species can be bathyal."

"depths can be bathyal."

"norths can be bathyal."