Origin of pelagic
Related formsnon·pe·lag·ic, adjective
Examples from the Web for pelagic
No anterior tentacles, and no dorsal appendages; body laterally compressed, transparent; pelagic.
Both British and American sealers have been known to fly the Japanese flag when engaged in pelagic sealing in forbidden waters.Alaska|Ella Higginson
The decline of the herd is thus made synonymous with the rise of pelagic sealing.
I am aware that there are two or three other pelagic shells, but at the time of this narrative they were not known.The King's Own|Captain Frederick Marryat
If pelagic sealing were stopped to-day the herd would naturally begin to increase.