To do with the open ocean waters beyond the edge of the continental shelf.
crust Oceanic crust is denser and thinner than continental crust. It makes up the ocean floors of the Earth. mantle plate
Associated with sea-water environments seaward of the shelf-slope break.
the pelagic environment beyond continental shelves.
relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean; "oceanic islands like Bermuda"; "oceanic currents"; "oceanic birds"; "pelagic organisms"; "pelagic whaling"
The ocean region past the edge of the continental shelf (generally deeper than 200 m).
Refers to the open ocean beyond the continental shelf.
Anywhere in the ocean beyond the edge of the continental shelf.