A collection of sea shells and starfish.

Which benthic invertebrate are you?

In the last step we explored some functional traits and how species are grouped into different functional groups based on these traits. In this step we would like you to try an optional, light-hearted personality quiz!

The questions are based on different functional traits such as burrowing, surface dwelling, sessile (fixed in one place) and feeding behaviours.

Give your answers based on what personally appeals to you. Which benthic invertebrate will you turn out to be?

Try the quiz.

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Beneath the Blue: The Importance of Marine Sediments

University of Southampton