benthic benthic


  • (adj) of or relating to or happening on the bottom under a body of water



  1. The benthic, or bottom-dwelling, plants and animals represent the least-known ecosystem on the planet.
  2. The benthic, or bottom-dwelling, plants and animals in the oceans represent the least-known ecosystem on Earth.


  • Park Slope’s Grand Central Oyster Bar Opens This Fall

    The original. Brooklyn's raw-bar fans were likely pretty jazzed last month to find out that a franchised location of Grand Central Oyster bar is opening in the old Fornino space on Fifth Avenue, but some were left wondering how, if any, aspects of the Guastavino-tiled vaulted ceilings in the original may find their way into Park Slope. Sure, there's a nod to the almost benthic charm of Grand ...
    on August 13, 2013     Source: New York Magazine


  1. Broecker says: "I am in full sympathy with those who claim that the benthic world [the lowest level of a body of water] is likely a fragile one. Hence, before we poke it with CO2, we should do our homework. Therefore, I challenge Greenpeace to relax...
    on Jun 18, 2008 By: Wallace Broecker Source:

  2. "We've heard a great deal about how climate change has affected wildlife, but this may be the first time that changes in climate have been observed to change fundamental nutrient cycles," said Nixon. "Benthic-pelagic coupling - the...
    on Jul 11, 2007 By: Richard Nixon Source: Newswise (press release)

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