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pelagic (puh-LAJ-ik) adjective

Of, relating to, or living in open oceans or seas rather than waters adjacent to land or inland waters.

[Latin pelagicus, from Greek pelagikos, from pelagos, sea.]

"Alcatraz now hosts San Francisco Bay's only colonies of pelagic cormorants, Brandt's cormorants and pigeon guillemots, as well as the bay's largest colony of western gulls and one of its largest colonies of black-crowned night herons." Drew, Lisa, This prison is for the birds, National Wildlife, 16 Jun 1998.

This week's theme: words about oceans and seas.

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