Seafloor Ecology


Seafloor ecology research at the Marine School includes seafloor mapping using underwater videography, the effects of marine-protected areas on benthic (bottom) invertebrate communities and fisheries, the impacts of aquaculture activities on benthic communities in the Gulf of Maine, restoration and monitoring of shellfish reefs, quantifying the effects of shellfish reefs on water quality, and the impacts of fishing gear on seafloor habitats.