Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Benthic Ecology and Biology

Benthic Invertebrates
Infauna (and some Epifauna)

Small organisms (macrofauna) are collected in sediment core samples taken between 200 - 3600 m near Monterey Bay, California. Epifaunal animals are large enough to be seen on the seafloor.  
Click on a link to see pictures of the various animals.


All pictures copyright MBARI  2003-2004
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Last updated:Nov. 17, 2011