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  • noun biology benthic organisms that are animals or zoomorphic protists

Etymologies

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zoo- + benthos

Examples

  • In the Bering Sea, long-term change in zoobenthos communities is known for the eastern regions as a result of Soviet and American investigations in 1958 to 1959 and 1975 to 1976.

    Past variability in Arctic marine systems

  • Long-term changes of zoobenthos biomass in the Barents Sea.

    Past variability in Arctic marine systems

  • Estimating natural fluctuations in zoobenthos biomass in the Barents Sea is difficult owing to the impact of commercial bottom trawling [20].

    Past variability in Arctic marine systems

  • For example, lakes across the Russian European North vary from small, oligotrophic tundra systems (having moderate phytoplankton diversity, low primary productivity and biomass, and relatively high zoobenthos abundance) to larger taiga lakes (displaying greater species diversity and higher primary and secondary productivity and biomass).

    Freshwater ecosystems in the Arctic

  • The zoobenthos of the Russian Arctic seas has been most intensively studied in the Barents Sea.

    Past variability in Arctic marine systems

  • In the Pechora Sea, where there is no traditional demersal fishery, changes in zoobenthos biomass in 1924, 1958 to 1959, 1968 to 1970, and 1992 to 1995 show a negative correlation between zoobenthos biomass and temperature [21].

    Past variability in Arctic marine systems

  • Because the early 1970s were cold compared to the late 1950s, it may be that the difference in zoobenthos biomass related to changes in the southern limit of the ice edge and thus to the amount of ice-edge primary production that fell to the benthos, ungrazed by pelagic zooplankton.

    Past variability in Arctic marine systems

  • Distribution of zoobenthos and primary production of plankton in the Barents Sea.

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  • Although generalist scavengers, these isopods are mostly zoobenthos, and perhaps even live fish.

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  • Although generalist scavengers, these isopods are mostly zoobenthos, and perhaps even live fish.

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