Assessment of the Benthic Resources of the Benham Bank Seamount (SM-Benthos)


  • Grossly characterize the bottom types and benthic habitats on the seamount of the Benham bank.
  • Assess, where possible, coral reef and associated fish communities, and associated seaweeds and invertebrates at selected sites/bottom types on the seamount.
  • Morphologically describe and archive benthos samples/specimens from the selected sites/bottom types; and d) to document sediment biogenic features and assess sediment communities (where possible) and microbial communities associated with selected benthic.

Project Leader: Dr. Hildie Marie E. Nacorda