The zone of the ocean that extends from 1000m to 4000m below the surface of the ocean. Visit the Bathypelagic Zone on OceanLink for pictures and cool facts about life at this depth.
The very deep dark layer of the open sea, from 1,000 meters to at least 4,000 meters deep.
Oceanic area dropping beyond the continental shelves from about 1000 to 4000 meters deep. Above the continental rises and abyssal plain.