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epibenthos

[ep-uh-ben-thos] /ˌɛp əˈbɛn θɒs/
noun, Biology
1.
the aggregate of organisms living on the sea bottom between low tide and 100 fathoms (180 meters).
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  • Firstly, divers have carried out visual transect surveys of the epibenthos regularly since closure.

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