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oceanic
1. Of or relating to the ocean.
2. Produced by or living in an ocean; especially, in the open ocean rather than in shallow coastal waters.
3. A reference to that portion of the open ocean beyond the continental shelf waters.
4. Resembling an ocean in expanse; vast.
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(A noisy silence in the waters of the oceans and the seas)
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marine climate, oceanic climate
A regional climate that is influenced primarily by the sea, as distinguished from a continental climate.

It occurs where the prevailing winds blow onshore and is characterized by small daily and annual temperature ranges.

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oceanic climate
A climate characteristic of continental margins and islands in which the annual temperature range is less than the average for that latitude because of the proximity of an ocean or sea.
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oceanic eddy
A body of water rotating within the main current system, or deflected from the main current into adjacent areas.
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oceanic island
A volcanic island formed independently of the continental land masses.
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oceanic biomass
The total quantity or mass of living material within a specified area of the ocean at a given time.

The concept of biomass allows people to express the idea of the abundance of animal presence in volume without having to use headcounts as is the case when speaking of density.

It is useful in that living organisms vary too broadly in size for density to be a meaningful measure.