Benthos

Science / Marine Biology / Benthos: Organisms that live associated with the sea bottom. Examples include burrowing clams, sea grasses, sea urchins, acorn barnacles.

Macrobenthos. (Macrofauna Or Macroflora)

Science / Marine Biology / Macrobenthos. (Macrofauna Or Macroflora): Benthic organisms (animals or plants) whose shortest dimension is greater than or equal to 0.5 mm MORE

Microbenthos

Science / Marine Biology / Microbenthos: Benthic organisms (animals or plants) whose shortest dimension is less than 0.1 mm MORE

Meiobenthos

Science / Marine Biology / Meiobenthos: Benthic organisms (animals or plants) whose shortest dimension is less than 0.5 mm but greater than or equal to 0.1 mm MORE

Meroplankton

Science / Marine Biology / Meroplankton: Organisms that spend part of their time in the plankton but also spend time in the benthos (e.g., planktonic larvae of benthic invertebrates) MORE

Stratification

Science / Biology / Stratification: The division of water in lakes and ponds into layers with different temperatures and oxygen content. Oxygen content declines with depth, while the uppermost layer is warmest in summer and coolest in w MORE

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