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The open ocean covers 60% of the worlds surface
Ahh, the open ocean

The open ocean surrounds every continent. It is frozen in some places, over 35°C in some, and can get over 5 miles deep. Life varies from the brightest of corals to the dull gray stonefish, sitting at the bottom of the ocean waiting for a fish to swim by. The open ocean biome covers 60% of the Earths surface and contains more than one million life forms.
The layers of the open ocean.
There are so many species of life and so many still haven't been discovered.
Diatoms, a type of plankton in the epipelagic
There are many zones in the Open Ocean. The Epipelagic layer is from 0 to 200m and is the only zone with enough light for photosynthesis, you can find marine mammals like dolphins and whales, sharks and jellyfish here, 90% of marine life is also found here. The next layer the Mesopelagic, is 200 to 1000m, fish like marlin, swordfish and other
Orcas live in the epipelagic and mesopelagic zones.
semi-deep-sea creatures, the temperature varies from 20 - 5°C. the Bathypelagic, 1000-4000m, no light comes in, temperature hovers slightly less than 5°C,are creatures that live using energy from deep sea vents, giant squid, its predator the sperm whale, anglerfish and many other strange creature live here, they must survive a crushing force of 75 megapascals (10000 psi) and temperatures of 3°C, that's nearly freezing, when you get into an average 25°C pool, it feels cold since water sucks heat away from you faster than air, imagine 3° C. Next there is the Abyssopelagic zone, from 4000m to the ocean floor, on the ocean floor there. Lastly there is the Hadopelagic zone, deep sea trenches, anything living here has to cope with 1000 atmospheres of pressure (1000 times the pressure at sea level).
angler fish in the Abyssopelagic zone
Hydrothermal vents
gulper eel, found in the Bathypelagic

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