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Synonyms for benthos

a region including the bottom of the sea and the littoral zones

organisms (plants and animals) that live at or near the bottom of a sea

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Taxonomic distinctness as a measure of diversity applied over a large scale: the benthos of the Norwegian continental shelf.
2001, "Dredging impact on an urbanized Florida bayou: Effects on benthos and algalperiphyton", Environmental Pollution.
Detritus-based patches of high secondary production in the near-shore benthos.
The number of benthos came up to 2320 specimens per [m.
Species diversity indices were in conformity with benthos composition and abundance patterns being least at the outfall (5 m) relative to the open sea (30 m).
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Next came the sediment model, which looks at the resuspension and deposition mechanisms for sediment in the water column and benthos (seabed).
Plants and animals arrive as plankton (drifters), nekton (free-swimming), fouling organisms (attached inside and on the hulls, propellers, and intake systems of vessels), and benthos (bottom dwellers).
Repetto mentions that Canadian enterprise allocation companies invested several million dollars in mapping scallop beds on Georges Bank, which promises to reduce effort and therefore damage to benthos.
Biological research at the SLC has been focused on the chemical contamination of six species of fish and on the development of environmental indicators based on variations in genetically inherited physical characteristics of benthos.
Pollutants are usually tightly coupled to organic matrices, therefore benthos have great exposure through their niche (food) and habitat (living spaces) to pollutants.
Some surveys emphasized the benthos of fishery-productive Georges Bank (Theroux and Grosslein, 1987), while others emphasized selected areas or taxa (Wigley et al.
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Benthos, Inc.
With adequate precautionary measures, the impact on fauna and flora, including on local and migrating birds, marine mammals, benthos and invertebrates were considered acceptable.