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Vocab: Benthic and Pelagic

Animals that live associated with the bottom of the ocean are referred to as benthic. ┬áThose that live associated with water away from the seafloor are referred to as pelagic. ┬áThe crinoid echinoderms and their associates discussed here are benthic. Many animals have both benthic and pelagic life stages–for instance, many benthic animals release their … Continue reading