Benthos Training


Training Materials

The Benthos training materials include an illustrated guide to the Benthos Transects. The Flash cards help surveyors identify the benthos organisms and learn their codes. The different versions represent a different sequence of the slides. All the files are available as Power Point slides that incorporate an interactive question and answer format and in a PDF format.

Please note – the Flash Card files are large

Users with smartphones and tablets may prefer to look at the content in the PDF format but will lose the Question & Answer functionality found in the Powerpoint format.




Survey Materials

Materials needed to conduct an AGRRA  benthos survey can be found under the Related Links. The method is summarized in the Benthos Protocol  [we suggest printing a copy for handy reference]. The Benthos Underwater Datasheet and Underwater Codes should be printed on underwater paper [see Protocol document for our suggested source]. Data that will be submitted to AGRRA for possible processing and archival storage should be entered on the Benthos Data Entry spreadsheet.