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  1. aphotic zonenoun

    that part of the deep body of an ocean or lake that receives insufficient sunlight for photosynthesis to be possible

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  1. Aphotic zone

    The aphotic zone is the portion of a lake or ocean where there is little or no sunlight. It is formally defined as the depths beyond which less than 1% of sunlight penetrates. Consequently, bioluminescence is essentially the only light found in this zone. Most food comes from dead organisms sinking to the bottom of the lake or ocean from overlying waters. The depth of the aphotic zone can be greatly affected by such things as turbidity and the season of the year. The aphotic zone underlies the photic zone, which is that portion of a lake or ocean directly affected by sunlight.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aphotic zone in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aphotic zone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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