Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute


Pelagic-Benthic Coupling

Pelagic-Benthic Coupling

The Pelagic-benthic Group uses autonomous instrumentation to study ecological responses of abyssal communities to variable food supply.  The deep-sea monitoring studies conducted at Station M, 4,000 meters deep in the Northeast Pacific, began in 1989 and continue today.  This web site will introduce you to the personnel and activities of the lab.

Research Group: Ken Smith (Senior Scientist), Alana Sherman (Senior Engineer), Crissy Huffard (Senior Research Technician), Kathy Dunlop (Postdoctoral Fellow), Henry Ruhl (Collaborator), Larissa Clary (Collaborator)