Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
 2006 projects
Benthic Processes

Pelagic-benthic coupling

Project Manager and Lead Scientist: Ken Smith
Lead Engineer: Paul McGill

Researchers will be measuring the passive transport of food through the benthic boundary layer and the demand for food by benthic communities on time scales ranging from weeks to years. The goal is to resolve the apparent conflict between supply and demand for nutrients in the deep sea and contribute therefore to a better understanding of the deep-sea carbon cycle.

Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009