Benthic Biology

MBC has performed numerous benthic biological studies since 1969, on hard- and soft-bottoms from nearshore waters, including harbors, bays, and estuaries, to deep ocean basins and canyons. Benthic studies have been commissioned and funded by federal, state and local government agencies, public utilities, and private industry. Benthic studies have been conducted near sewage outfalls, thermal effluents, nuclear and conventional power plants, oil platforms, artificial reefs, and dredging and construction activities from San Diego to Alaska.