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The different parts of the Pelagic zone.

Version history

  • v1. Based on de:Bild:Pelagial Tiefenzonierung.png by de:Benutzer:TomCatX (the "above the waves" image is copied directly from TomCatX's image).
  • v2. The first version used a linear gradient, which didn't look correct (the epi was to dark, and the bathy too light). This new version uses a nonlinear gradient (where the brightness falls off logarithmically) which is much closer to reality. I also improved the waves on the ocean surface.

Source document

I'll retain the original Inkscape diagram, so if anyone wants a version in another language I can make the change for you - just ask.


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The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed):
  • Pelagic zone
  • Mesopelagic
  • Abyssal zone
  • Bathyal zone
  • Hadal zone
  • Deep sea