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benthic

[′ben·thik]
(oceanography)
Of,pertaining to, or living on the bottom or at the greatest depths of a large body of water. Also known as benthonic.
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They denied being responsible for any damage and told the court that the Benthic website showed the dome was still being used last summer – at a fun run – after it had been removed from Fairview.
The plovers were distributed between two habitats (sand flats and ocean intertidal zone) that provided benthic prey.
It should be noted that of the 36 species of benthic macroalgae reported from Mansfield Pass, 16 species (43%) were consistently reported during each sampling period (Table 2).
These authors determined the carbon and oxygen stable isotope composition of two species of benthic foraminifera over a period of two years.
The taxonomic diversity of a benthic invertebrate community also reflects the water quality conditions, since generally a high diversity indicates a high water quality (Hynes 1984).
Advantage for analyzing the distribution of indicator bacteria is that they were closely accompanied by changes in physical and chemical characters of the water resulting from the anthropogenic effect on the ecosystem which enables the comprehensive evaluation of ecosystem functioning, in addition the benthic studies makes the interpretation more easy as they also persist in sediments.
Both macroalgal and phytoplankton blooms are problematic because they cause severe shading and attenuation of light transmission, thereby hindering benthic photosynthetic processes.
In this article, we present data from grab and box core samples of sediments and infauna, underwater video surveys of benthic fauna, and general seafloor conditions four to six years after the closure of WGOM, all of which indicate that the closure has resulted in substantial recovery of some bottom habitat types.
Total quantity or scope of tender: 276 benthic samples have been collected by large hamon grab.
It has been designed to provide Benthic, which is a global leader in offshore marine geotechnical investigation, survey, analysis and design, with an enhanced deployment capability in deep and ultra-deepwater conditions and harsh environments.
Steve Pywell, chief executive officer of Benthic, added: "Benthic is very pleased with how the LARS4 design has been developed - to provide an enhanced deployment capability over a wide range of weather conditions yet fit within a relatively small on-deck footprint.