Examples of meiofauna present in the sediment. Organisms are stained using rose bengal prior to examination underneath a dissecting microscope. This sample contains ostracods, copepods, and nematodes.

Examples of meiofauna present in the sediment. Organisms are stained using rose bengal prior to examination underneath a dissecting microscope. This sample contains ostracods, copepods, and nematodes. Image courtesy of Amanda Demopoulos, USGS.

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