Microbial sensors detect microbial activity in the seafloor sediment indirectly by measuring reduction-oxidation reactions.
Microbial sensor packages can reveal the decomposition process occurring in sediments. During certain periods of the year, production of organic matter in the upper water column increases and nutrients sink from the surface causing an influx of organic matter. Deployed with other instruments, microbial sensors can improve our understanding of benthic ecosystems.
Individual instruments of the above category, which are (or have been) connected to our observatories. Click an instrument for detailed information.
|Microbial Sensor Package||Marine Technology Centre|
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