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Benthos

Benthos

(Science: ecology) animals and plants living on or within the substrate of a water body (freshwater, estuarine or marine). 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.Divided into the littoral benthos near the water surface and banks and the profundal benthos found at the bottom of a water body. Benthos pertains to organisms that occupy these areas.


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biodiversity

The old view of the deep-sea benthos was that it was relatively poor, but in fact bathyal diversity exceeds coastal diversity in the temperate zones. Basically there are two ways to have high species diversity....high speciation rate or ...

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by CoffeaRobusta
Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:33 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: biodiversity
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biodiversity

... that's why is posted this hoping that someone could bring it up.but anyway...il try.....pls comment on this... i think the diversity of deep sea benthos accounts for their hard to reach environment. its dark and cold there right?that even the most advance species (man) could not fully wander ...

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by js_daquilanea
Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:05 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: biodiversity
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biodiversity

what really accounts for the diversity of the deep sea benthos?

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by js_daquilanea
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:07 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: biodiversity
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some ecology questions

... form in places where air masses are usually a.cold b.expanding c.humid d.falling e.rising 3.what is detritus? a. major source of food for the benthos (true or false) b.come from the productive surface water of the photic zone (true or false) thnx for your help

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by person
Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:16 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: some ecology questions
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Leeches

You asked for websites. Try... http://lakes.chebucto.org/ZOOBENTH/BENTHOS/xxvi.html http://www.vims.edu/env/research/leeches/leechfigs.html for pictures There's not a lot of information out there unless you're interested in specific leech species...

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by Darby
Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:58 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Leeches
Replies: 42
Views: 22661


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