- 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-sea 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.