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deep-sea

[deep-see] /ˈdipˈsi/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, in, or associated with the deeper parts of the sea:
deep-sea fishing; deep-sea diver.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30
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  • Because many deep-sea creatures make their own light, there is still a need for disguise in the dark deep.
  • Examines the relationship between the form of deep-sea creatures and the ecology of the ocean floor.
  • The invention of telegraphy indirectly brought about a great advance in our knowledge of deep-sea fauna.
  • Other sources of income are pearl farming and deep-sea commercial fishing.
  • Enjoy boating and deep-sea fishing, surfing the waves and leisurely boardwalk strolls.
  • If poems are deep-sea diving, writing fiction is foraging.
  • Scientists share the first-ever recordings of deep-sea species.
  • There is also the deep-sea sponge with a crown composed of optical fibers.
  • About half of all jellyfish species are bioluminescent-and nearly all deep-sea jellies have this ability.
  • Related to shrimp and crabs, the giant isopod is a deep-sea crustacean that makes its home on the ocean floor.
British Dictionary definitions for deep-sea

deep-sea

noun
1.
(modifier) of, found in, or characteristic of the deep parts of the sea: deep-sea fishing
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