Meaning of pelagic

pe•lag•ic

Pronunciation: (pu-laj'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the open seas or oceans.
  2. living or growing at or near the surface of the ocean, far from land, as certain organisms. Cf.
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