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Apologia Marine Bio Vocab. 14

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Mesopelagic Zone
The pelagic layer of the ocean where light can penetrate, yet without the intensity to support photosynthesis
Photophores
Organs that produce light
Bioluminescence
The production of visible light by living organisms
Hydrothermal Vent
A hot, actively spreading rift zone where heated water spews up from the crust
Chemosynthesis
The making of organic material from inorganic substances using chemical energy