Question - What are the four zones found in the ocean?

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The largest of all the ecosystems, oceans are very large bodies of water that dominate the Earth's surface. Like ponds and lakes, the ocean regions are separated into separate zones: intertidal, pelagic, abyssal, and benthic. All four zones have a great diversity of species. The oceanic zone is subdivided into the epipelagic, mesopelagic, and bathypelagic zones on the basis of amount of light that reaches different depths. The mesopelagic (disphotic) zone, where only small amounts of light penetrate, lies below the Epipelagic zone. They are the intertidal zone, neritic zone, and oceanic zone. Distance from shore influences how many nutrients are in the water. The vertical zones in the ocean include the epipelagic, mesopelagic and bathypelagic zones. The zones are based on the amount of light that penetrates the ocean waters. The epipelagic zone is also called the sunlit zone because it receives enough sunlight to support photosynthesis.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/euphotic

Definition of euphotic. : of, relating to, or constituting the upper layers of a body of water into which sufficient light penetrates to permit growth of green plants.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abyssal_zone

At depths of 3, 000 to 6, 000 metres (9, 800 to 19, 700 ft), this zone remains in perpetual darkness. It alone makes up over 83% of the ocean and covers 60% of the Earth. The abyssal zone has temperatures around 2 to 3 °C (36 to 37 °F) through the large majority of its mass.

https://study.com/academy/answer/what-ocean-zone-does-a-great-white-shark-live-in.html

Answer and Explanation: Most of the time great white sharks live in the sunshine zone, or Epipelagic zone. This is the topmost of the ocean zones.

https://www.the-science-site.com/oceanic-zones.html

Oceanic Zones. There are four major oceanic zones where plants and animals live in the ocean. The four major zones are intertidal zone, neritic zone, open ocean zone and benthic zone. These zones contain the largest ecosystem on Earth.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epipelagic

Definition of epipelagic. : of, relating to, or constituting the part of the oceanic zone into which enough light penetrates for photosynthesis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seabed

The seabed (also known as the seafloor, sea floor, or ocean floor) is the bottom of the ocean.

http://www.mbgnet.net/salt/oceans/zone.htm

Living things in the midnight zone include: angler fish, tripod fish, sea cucumber, snipe eel, opposom shrimp, black swallower, and vampire squid.

https://study.com/academy/lesson/ocean-biome-facts-lesson-for-kids.html

A biome is a natural community made up of plants and animals that can survive in a certain environment. The ocean biome is made up of the five major oceans, which are the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Indian Ocean.

https://geology.com/records/deepest-part-of-the-ocean.shtml

The Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the deepest known point in Earth's oceans. In 2010 the United States Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping measured the depth of the Challenger Deep at 10, 994 meters (36, 070 feet) below sea level with an estimated vertical accuracy of ± 40 meters.

https://nhpbs.org/natureworks/nwep6c.htm

Lots of marine animals can be found in the sunlit zone including sharks, tuna, mackerel, jellyfish, sea turtles, seals and sea lions and stingrays.