Marine biological sampling
Marra, John Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, New York.
Last reviewed:January 2020
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The collection and observation of living organisms in the sea, including the quantitative determination of their abundance in time and space. The biological survey of the ocean largely depends on specially equipped vessels. Sampling in intertidal regions at low tide is one of the few instances where it is possible to observe and collect marine organisms without special apparatus.
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