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  • n  a region including the bottom of the sea and the littoral zones
  • n  organisms (plants and animals) that live at or near the bottom of a sea
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  • Antarctic Ice Shelf Melt Sparks Seafloor Sponge Boom
    When the Larsen A ice shelf in Antarctica disintegrated almost two decades ago, the influx of sunlight breathed new life into the marine environment below. But now, the benthos, or seafloor life, is changing much more rapidly than scientists thought possible, according to a new study.
    July 11, 2013 - via Yahoo! News

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