AMBON’s goal is to observe biodiversity from “microbes to whales”, using traditional taxonomic identifications as well as employing new genetic approaches. Biodiversity observations only make sense when placed into an ecosystem context, which requires the monitoring of the physical-chemical environment in which the organisms occur. The placement of the stations sampled through AMBON’s field efforts is strategic as transect lines cross through predominant water masses that are characterized by temperature, salinity and nutrients, as well as different seafloor regimes of sediment grain sizes. Learn more about the specific Biodiversity and Environmental projects that are being conducted.
Downloadable Photo Guides
Photo Guides for Common Trawl Fauna in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas