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Taxonomic Galleries

Organisms Collected along the
Continental Shelf off Charleston, SC

Many species of single-celled plant material were collected in the surface waters of the continental shelf.
Benthic Foraminifera
These microscopic single-celled organisms live in the seafloor sediments. Their shells (tests) are indicators of the seafloor environment.
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Beautiful seastars, urchins, brittle stars and basket stars are abundant across the continental shelf.
Beautiful snails, clams and other mollusks were collected during the research cruises.
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These microscopic Arthropods leave their shell remains in the sandy sediments.
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Many species of crab, shrimp and other crustaceans inhabit the continental shelf.
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Many species of pelagic (living in the water column) and benthic (bottom-
dwelling) species were collected
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