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The Abyssopelagic Zone, also known as the Abyssal Zone, is a very dark place in the 2003 Disney/Pixar animated film Finding Nemo. As its name suggests, the Abyssopelagic Zone is a very deep part of the ocean where Philip Sherman's mask sinks into and in which Marlin and Dory encounter a very territorial deep sea anglerfish while trying to find the mask.


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While Marlin and Dory attempt to retrieve Philip Sherman's mask which fell into the abyssal zone, they suddenly swim through a small luminescence of light after being attracted to it. As soon as Dory touches the light and Marlin and Dory follow the light, behind them is a territorial anglerfish which shows its bioluminescence and roars at the two fish when it entices the two with its glowing dorsal fin before chasing them as the two fish try to search for Phillip Sherman's diving mask which sank into the bottom of the ocean. After Dory says that she cannot see a thing, the anglerfish suddenly sees the spot where Dory and Marlin are at behind the mask that Philip Sherman lost in which Marlin tells Dory to read what it says on the mask while the anglerfish is chasing him. After Dory reads the words on Philip Sherman's mask, the anglerfish eventually gets caught in the mask around a rock, immobilizing it, but not before attempting one last bite at Marlin and Dory. The two fish manage to leave from the dark abyssal zone after defeating the anglerfish as they head off to continue their journey to find Nemo.

The location is seen again in the post-credits scene where Blenny, the small green fish, notices the anglerfish behind him in which Blenny suddenly eats it in one bite.

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Films: Finding Nemo (video) • Finding Dory (video) • Exploring the ReefMarine Life InterviewsDory's Reef CamPixar Popcorn (Dory Finding)

Video Games: Finding NemoFinding Nemo: The Continuing AdventuresFinding Nemo: Escape to the Big Blue Disney UniverseNemo's ReefFinding Dory: Just Keep SwimmingDisney Crossy RoadKinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney Infinity: 3.0 EditionLEGO The IncrediblesDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Music:: Finding NemoFinding DoryFinding Nemo: The MusicalFinding Nemo: Ocean Favorites
Books: Little Golden BookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingBig Golden BookThe Art of Finding NemoThe Art of Finding Dory
Cancelled projects: Finding Nemo 2

Disney Parks
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Entertainment: Disney KiteTailsFantasmic!Finding Nemo: The MusicalPixar Playtime PalsRivers of Light: We Are One
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Finding Nemo: NemoMarlinCoralDoryPearlTadSheldonMr. RayBruceAnchorChumGillNigelCrushSquirtDr. Philip ShermanDarlaAnglerfishSeagullsMoonfishWhaleTank Gang

Finding Dory: JennyCharlieBaileyDestinyHankFluke and RudderGeraldBeckyOttersGiant SquidStanBillStingrays
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Finding Nemo: Nemo EggFirst DayField TripLet's Name the SpeciesJust Keep SwimmingBeyond the Sea

Finding Dory: Main TitleO, We're Going HomeWhat a Wonderful WorldUnforgettableSolsbury Hill
Musical/Theme Parks: In The Big Blue WorldDory's DittyFish Are Friends, Not FoodWhere's My Dad?We Swim TogetherGo With the Flow

See Also
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a BoxFinding Nemo (franchise)Finding Nemo 2