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.
- Benthos Training [PDF version] [Powerpoint version]
- Flash Cards – version 1 [PDF version] [Powerpoint version]
- Flash Cards – version 2 [PDF version] [Powerpoint version]
- Flash Cards – version 3 [PDF version] [Powerpoint version]
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.