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September 14, 2009 03:52 PM


Pelagic \Pe*lag”ic\, a. [L. pelagicus.] Of or pertaining to the ocean; — applied especially to animals that live at the surface of the ocean, away from the coast. Compare benthic.

Benthic \Ben”thic\ (b[e^]n”th[i^]k), a. [fr. Gr. be`nqos depth of the sea.] of, pertaining to, or occurring at the bottom of a body of water, especially referring to the ocean depths. [PJC]

(from the The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48)

All of the grad students presented ~5 minutes worth of work (15 seconds x 20 slides from portfolio or summer internship). One of my classmates, Helgi Kristinsson, presented 2 projects with the word ‘pelagic’. The work obviously had to do with water, but I had to look the word up.

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