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- noun The animals and plants which float or swim at the surface or above the hundred-fathom line, considered collectively and in contrast with the dwellers in deeper water; the pelagic plankton (which see, under
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Planktonnormally living in the top hundred fathoms of a body of water (at a depth of about 180 metres or less).
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epi- + plankton
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