Demersal zone

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For more details on this zone, see Demersal fish.

The demersal zone is the part of the sea or ocean (or deep lake) comprising the water column that is near to (and is significantly affected by) the seabed and the benthos.[1] The demersal zone is just above the benthic zone and forms a layer of the larger profundal zone.

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  1. ^ Merrett, N.R. (1997). Deep-Sea Demersal Fish and Fisheries. Springer. p. 296. ISBN 0412394103.