To understand the sea, focus on the seabed
02 / 02 / 2018, CBD
A new review, led by Plymouth Marine Laboratory scientists, sets priorities for the benefit of future benthic research.The benthic environment is critical to marine ecosystems. It harbours a wealth of life on, in, and above the seabed, and is vital to ocean systems, marine biodiversity, and climate regulation. The ecosystem services it provides are important to human society.