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Deployment: Benthic-Pelagic Coupling 2018 expedition

Benthic-Pelagic Coupling 2018 expedition
Chief Scientist: 
Kenneth Smith (Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, MBARI)
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This cruise is part of a long term time-series study at a site called Station M, 200 kilometers off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. The study is run by the Pelagic-Benthic Coupling Group at MBARI with the goal of understanding the supply of carbon—in the form of sinking organic matter (e.g., pieces of dead organisms, fecal material, and mucous)—and how its variation over time affects the deep-sea communities far below the surface. Website: