euphotic zone

noun Oceanography.
the layer of sea water that receives enough sunlight for photosynthesis to occur: it varies greatly with season and latitude, from 0 to 1200 ft. (0–360 m).

1960–65; eu- + photic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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