Oceans and seas:
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The aphotic zone is the region below the euphotic zone where no light is available for photosynthesis. Several ocean zones are within the aphotic zone including the bathypelagic zone and the abyssal zone.
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Steve Baum, Peter Saundry (Contributing Author);C Michael Hogan (Topic Editor) "Aphotic zone". In: Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds. Cutler J. Cleveland (Washington, D.C.: Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment). [First published in the Encyclopedia of Earth March 29, 2010; Last revised Date October 26, 2011; Retrieved May 20, 2013 <http://www.eoearth.org/article/Aphotic_zone?topic=49523>