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Vocabulary Term Details

Benthic environment

Definition (

The environment at the bottom of lakes, rivers, estuaries, or oceans. (EPA)

Preferred Units: N/A

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Aquatic environment
Littoral zone
Sediment water interface

This term is used for the following terms: 
Bathyal benthic zone
Benthic zone

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