According to Encyclopedia Britannica, the pelagic zone, or open ocean, includes animals classified as either zooplankton or nekton. Zooplankton are small organisms that drift in the ocean currents and make up an enormous... More »

Animal life from the topmost to the lowest oceanic zone ranges from sharks and other fish to deep-sea squid and echinoderms such as the sea pig and sea cucumber. The oceanic or pelagic zone has every form of animal life ... More »

Some organisms that live within the littoral zone include the sea anemone, the horseshoe crab and the black-faced blenny. Many species of crustaceans, mollusks, fish and other organisms dwell in the littoral zone, which ... More »

Most familiar forms of sea life occupy the neritic zone, including crabs, shrimp and zooplankton, and the animals that feed upon them, such as coral, sponges and baleen whales. The neritic zone is the relatively shallow ... More »

The term “hot zone” generally refers to any dangerous location. Entering such a location often requires protective clothing, elevated security clearances and highly specialized training. In medical usage, the term refers... More »

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Examples of uniformitarianism include magma cooling and crystallizing, ocean basins filling up, rivers flooding and landmasses experiencing erosion. These processes are things that people can observe in laboratory analog... More »

Maritime climate is a temperate temperature range that coastal regions experience because of the effect of the ocean. Because of its massive size, the ocean does not heat up as fast as rock and soil in the summer, which ... More »