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Deep, diverse and definitely different: unique attributes of the world's largest ecosystem
Abstract. The deep sea, the largest biome on Earth, has a series of characteristics that make this environment both distinct from other marine and land ecosystems and unique for the entire planet.Expand
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Origin of Antarctic Isopoda (Crustacea, Malacostraca)
An analysis of the horizontal and the vertical zonation of the Antarctic Isopoda, combined with knowledge of the geological history of Antarctica and isopod phylogeny, revealed that the isopod familyExpand
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Climate change and Southern Ocean ecosystems I: how changes in physical habitats directly affect marine biota.
Antarctic and Southern Ocean (ASO) marine ecosystems have been changing for at least the last 30 years, including in response to increasing ocean temperatures and changes in the extent andExpand
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Composition and distribution of the peracarid crustacean fauna along a latitudinal transect off Victoria Land (Ross Sea, Antarctica) with special emphasis on the Cumacea
The following study was the first to describe composition and structure of the peracarid fauna systematically along a latitudinal transect off Victoria Land (Ross Sea, Antarctica). During the 19thExpand
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Benthic community patterns reflect water column processes in the Northeast Water polynya (Greenland)
Abstract Benthic community patterns were investigated in the Northeast Water polynya (Greenland) during the summers of 1992 and 1993 to elucidate to what extent the bottom fauna is influenced by theExpand
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Fatty acid patterns of Southern Ocean shelf and deep sea peracarid crustaceans and a possible food source, foraminiferans
Abstract In order to investigate the diversity of diet composition in macrobenthic peracarid crustaceans from the Antarctic shelf and deep sea, the fatty acid (FA) composition of different speciesExpand
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Distribution and composition of macrozoobenthic communities along
The Victoria-Land Transect project onboard the Italian research vessel ''Italica'' in February 2004, was a large-scale attempt to obtain benthic samples of smaller macrozoobenthic specimensExpand
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Slope and deep-sea abundance across scales: Southern Ocean isopods show how complex the deep sea can be
How animals are distributed in the world's largest surface environment, the deep sea, is poorly understood. The ANDEEP (ANtarctic benthic DEEP-sea biodiversity, colonisation history and recentExpand
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An account of the Mysidacea (Crustacea, Malacostraca) of the Southern Ocean
An inventory of Antarctic and Subantarctic mysid fauna is presented, together with a summary of the present state of knowledge of species and their taxonomic diversity, geographic and bathymetricExpand
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Composition, abundance and distribution of Peracarida from the Southern Ocean deep sea
Abstract Peracarida are an important component of both the deep-sea fauna and the fauna known from the Antarctic shelf. The peracarid composition from epibenthic-sledge samples obtained during theExpand
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