Benthic is a term used to describe organisms that dwell on the sea floor. There are hundreds of thousands of organisms on the sea floor of the San Pedro Shelf. Organisms that are found swimming or floating in the water are called pelagic ogranisms. This includes plankton of all sizes, fish, skates and rays, sharks, etc. Click on the image to see a larger version.
Please note: I am NOT a biologist - I rely on the SCMI Staff biologist for most (read: nearly all) species identification. If you see an error, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!