Seychelles: Indian Ocean Marine Biodiversity Survey

Shoals of Capricorn Programme

 as part of Shoals of Capricorn Programme

Descriptions of words and terms

living organisms of seabed
method of classification that groups organisms by relative recency of common ancestry
apparatus for seabed sampling
animals living on seabed surface
apparatus for taking a fixed area sample of the seabed
between high and low water marks of the tide
animals larger than 500 μm
large animals
animals less than 500 μm
soft bodied animal, many of which live enclosed in a hard shell, e.g. snail, clam, mussel
the evolutionary history and line of descent of a species or higher taxonomic group
a class of mainly marine worms (bristle worms)
the study of taxonomy and phylogeny
the classification of living organisms
areas with a moderate climate, e.g. Europe
areas with a climate characterised by high temperature, humidity and rainfall
geographical distribution of animal species
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