After RSV Aurora Australis sampled benthic
communities of the continental shelf and slope down to 2000 m (Hosie et al.
Rock samples were made into thin sections (2.5 x 5 cm) and the larger benthic
foraminifera (LBF) were photographed with a digital camera C-35AD-2 attached to Olympus Microscope BH-2 in the Centre of Excellence in Mineralogy, University of Balochistan, Quetta.
This sieve size is larger than typical benthic
community studies but was chosen to minimize potential taphonomic biases in the DA that could influence results.
fauna samples were collected in Jun 2014 at ten different stations of the IRIS-1 drilling zone.
microalgae from tributaries and the main channel of the river (Table 2) consisted of thirty (30) genera belonging to five groups namely; Chlorophyceae (6), Euglenophyceae (2), Xanthophyceae (1), Bacillariophyceae (19) and Cyanophyceae (2).
It was recorded that the fauna present in the formation was mainly the larger benthic
foraminifera and their preservation was very good.
We evaluated the efficacy of using stomach content analysis of three commonly occurring benthophagous fishes belonging to three different orders and foraging strategies (Eigenmannia virescens (Valenciennes, 1836) --Gymnotiformes, electrical; Iheringichthys labrosus (Lutken, 1874)--Siluriformes, olfactory; and Leporinus amblyrhynchus Garavello and Britski, 1987--Characiformes, visual) as a proxy for providing information about benthic
Steve Pywell, chief executive officer of Benthic
, added: "Benthic
is very pleased with how the LARS4 design has been developed - to provide an enhanced deployment capability over a wide range of weather conditions yet fit within a relatively small on-deck footprint.
It has been designed to provide Benthic
, which is a global leader in offshore marine geotechnical investigation, survey, analysis and design, with an enhanced deployment capability in deep and ultra-deepwater conditions and harsh environments.
To visualize multivariate patterns, non-metric multidimensional scaling (nMDS) ordinations were performed using PRIMER v.6.1.15 (Clarke 1993; Clarke & Warwick 2001) on benthic
community and environmental data.