- of or relating to the open seas or oceans.
- living or growing at or near the surface of the ocean, far from land, ascertain organisms.
- a pelagic fish or bird
- (chiefly of fish) inhabiting the upper layers of the open sea.
- ‘there are very few pelagic fish to be seen
- (of a bird) inhabiting the open sea and returning to the shore only to breed
definitions derived from dictionary.com and oxford