Effects of Benthopelagic Animals on Seabed Properties
BAE SYSTEMS SAN DIEGO CA APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES ANALYSIS AND APPLIED RESEARCH
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The long-term goals of this research are to improve the ability of benthic biologists and biological oceanographers to observe life on and in the seabed to describe the interactions between the animals that live there, their neighbors and their food to improve our understanding of the coupling between the benthic and the pelagic communities and to assess biologically mediated changes in those physical properties of the seabed that affect the scattering and penetration of sound from and into the bottom.
- Biological Oceanography