Module 13: The Epipelagic Zone

The uppermost layer of the pelagic division is called the epipelagic zone. This is the area of water column that extends from the surface down to about 200 meters (650 feet).  This zone overlaps the photic zone. This layer of the ocean’s surface is where light can penetrate to  allow for photosynthesis.

The Epipelagic Zone diagram

March 7, 2013 PowerPoint Honors Marine Biology Module 13 the Epipelagic Zone March 7, 2013

Both classes made wonderful posters depicting topics in Marine Science from ecology, fishing, and preservation of natural resources.  Continue working on your posters and have them completed  by March 28, 2013.  Mr. Wilson will be collecting them to display at various locations in Sarasota County.

The Sarasota County Fair opens on Friday March 15.  If any of you have items to enter into the Mini-Building, they must be tagged and submitted on Wednesday March 13.  Contact Mr. Wilson at 861-9818 for details.  I hope that all of you will be able to visit the fair this year.


  1. Take Module 12 Test
  2. Read Module 13 to page 317
  3. Answer OYO 13.1 – 13.7
  4. Study Guide Questions define a-d; 2-15
  5. Finish lab book
  6. Quiz:  Epipelagic Zone
  7. Class challenge: Act out lines from your favorite movie or sing a song

Have a wonderful Spring Break! -Mrs. S

kayaking in siesta key


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