Russian Journal of Marine Biology

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 121–124 | Cite as

A Study of Sedimentation and Resuspension in the Near-Bottom Boundary Layer Using Cylindrical Traps in Hydrobiological Investigation

  • A. V. Moshchenko


An inexpensive and convenient method for marine biological investigation of the sedimentation in the immediate proximity of biological objects on the seabed is considered. The method is a modification of the widespread method of cylindrical sediment traps [1,6]. It makes it possible to analyze the amount of suspended particulate matter passing within the near-bottom boundary layer and the processes of sedimentation and resuspension. Its application is illustrated by the results of investigation of the influence of some processes taking place in the near-bottom layer on the distribution of scleractinian corals in a reef off Dao-Chao Island (Baitylong Archipelago, the Gulf of Tonkin).

near-bottom boundary layer sedimentation resuspension cylindrical sediment traps 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Moshchenko
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  1. 1.Institute of Marine Biology, Far East BranchRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia

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