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Cold seep communities in the deep eastern Mediterranean Sea : composition, symbiosis and spatial distribution on mud volcanoes
Two mud volcano fields were explored during the French–Dutch MEDINAUT cruise (1998) with the submersible NAUTILE, one south of Crete along the Mediteranean Ridge at about 2000 m depth (Olimpi mudExpand
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Structure and distribution of cold seep communities along the Peruvian active margin: relationship to geological and fluid patterns
Exploration of the northern Peruvian subduction zone with the French submersible 'Nautile' has revealed benthic communities dominated by new species of vesicomyid bivalves (Calyptogena spp. andExpand
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Ultrastructure and Histochemistry of the Food Trapping Mucous Film in Benthic Filter‐Feeders (Ascidians)
Transmission and scanning electron microscopy of food trapping filters or “mucous films” of several Ascidians reveal the same type of extensive net with elongate rectangular meshes. TheExpand
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Spatial distribution of diverse cold seep communities living on various diapiric structures of the southern Barbados prism
Three sectors of the south Barbados prism between 1000 and 2000 m depth were explored by the French submersible Nautile. Chemosynthesis-based benthic communities were discovered on several structuresExpand
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Biology of the Lucky Strike hydrothermal field
Newly discovered hydrothermal vent communities at Lucky Strike on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (37°18'N, 32°16'W) are comprised of an invertebrate fauna sufficiently different from known vent faunas of TAGExpand
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Symbiosis between methane-oxidizing bacteria and a deep-sea carnivorous cladorhizid sponge
Dense bush-l~ke clumps of several hundred ~ n d ~ v l d u a l s of a new specles of Cladorhiza (Demosponglae, Poeciloscler~da) were observed near methane sources in mud volcanoes 4718 to 4943 m dcepExpand
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Composition of free amino acids and related compounds in invertebrates with symbiotic bacteria at hydrocarbon seeps in the Gulf of Mexico
Abstract Five species of bivalves and two species of vestimentiferan tubeworms were collected from hydrocarbon seeps in the Gulf of Mexico, and the composition of their free amino acid and relatedExpand
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Fatty acid characteristics in two symbiotic gastropods from a deep hydrothermal vent of the West Pacific
Two deep-sea gastropods, Ifremeria nautilei and Alviniconcha hessleri, collected on a hydrothermal site of the North Fiji Basin (Southwestern Pacific) were analysed for polar and neutral lipids usingExpand
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Seafloor geological studies above active gas chimneys off Egypt (Central nile deep sea fan)
Four mud volcanoes of several kilometres diameter named Amon, Osiris, Isis, and North Alex and located above gas chimneys on the Central Nile Deep Sea Fan, were investigated for the first time withExpand
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