[ UK /ɐbˈɪsə‍l/ ]
  1. relating to ocean depths from 2000 to 5000 meters
  2. resembling an abyss in depth; so deep as to be unmeasurable
    the abyssal depths of the ocean
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How To Use abyssal In A Sentence

  • They are found in every aquatic habitat from the abyssal depths of the ocean to freshwater streams and ponds; a few can even crawl on land for short periods of time.
  • Bottom-living marine-invertebrate species are not scattered randomly across the sea floor from the high-tide line to abyssal depths.
  • This problem with the sediment trap technique is probably restricted to the continental slope and shelf and will not occur over abyssal depths.
  • They are found in all seas, at all latitudes, and from the intertidal to the abyssal zone.
  • Technically, continental shelves are defined as the region of ocean floor between the coast and the shelf-break, where the seafloor steepens into the continental slope and plunges toward the abyssal depths.
  • This subsection contains mostly Miocene volcanic rocks, Tertiary subvolcanic (hypabyssal) rocks, and, on San Clemente Island, marine sedimentary rocks of the Franciscan Complex. Southern Channel Islands (Bailey)
  • He wanted the visitor to The Deep to experience not only the surface of the world's oceans - the shallow reefs and tropical lagoons - but to experience plunging into the abyssal depths below.
  • The sides of abyssal hills are fault escarpments created by vertical uplift of the sea floor during many events of fault slippage that produce frequent earthquakes.
  • Under the seemingly flat ocean are deep-sea volcanoes, ridges, abyssal trenches and other features which in many cases dwarf their equivalents on land.
  • Sardine and squid do not inhabit abyssal plains.
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