- Completed project
Sediment tolerance and mortality thresholds of benthic habitats
We investigated the effects that suspended sediment from human activities has on the health and survival of deep water species in the South Taranaki Bight.
|Malcolm Clark (NIWA)||October 2016 – January 2019||$300,000|
Human activities, such as mining and fishing, can generate suspended sediment that affect the health and survival of deep-sea species. We used innovative laboratory experiments to understand how resilient species are, and how quickly they can recover.