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Biological Assessment: Biological assessments are evaluations of the condition of waterbodies using surveys and other direct measurements of resident biological organisms (macroinvertebrates, fish, and plants). Biological assessment results are used to answer the question of whether waterbodies support survival and reproduction of desirable fish, shellfish, and other aquatic species — in other words, if the waterbodies meet their designated aquatic life uses.

Biological Community: All the interacting organisms living together in a specific habitat of varying sizes, larger biological communities may contain smaller communities.