HRI hosted the 38th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting at the Corpus Christi Omni Bayfront March
Benthic ecology is the study
of all organisms living in, on or near the sea floor (or freshwater equivalent). This field of study includes the interactions
between these organisms (the benthos) and the surrounding environment.
The meeting was attended by more than 300 researchers from 11
different countries, in addition to the 30 different U.S. states and territories. Eighty-five poster presentations accompanied
156 oral presentations with topics ranging from freshwater to deep water ecology and almost all benthic environments in between. Twenty-five Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi personnel gave presentations, of which 12 were affiliated with HRI.
The meeting was concluded with a social on the USS Lexington aircraft carrier with a popular Beatles cover band, The Eggmen.