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The institute of oceanographic sciences biology programme in the porcupine seabight : background and general introduction
An intensive investigation of the benthic biology of the Porcupine Seabight, to the south-west of Ireland, was carried out by biologists from the Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Deacon LaboratoryExpand
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The influenceof hexactinellid sponge (Pheronema carpenteri) spicules on the patchy distribution of macrobenthos in the porcupine seabight (bathyal ne atlantic)
Abstract The hexactinellid sponge Pheronema carpenteri occurs in high densities (1.5 m−2) over a narrow bathymetric range (1000–1300 m) in the Porcupine Seabight, to the southwest oflreland. TheExpand
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The BENGAL programme: introduction and overview
BENGAL (High-resolution temporal and spatial study of the BENthic biology and Geochemistry of a north-eastern Atlantic abyssal Locality) was a three-year multidisciplinary study of the abyssalExpand
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Material supply to the European continental slope : a budget based on benthic oxygen demand and organic supply
Two sites were selected adjacent to the Northeast Atlantic continental shelf to examine material supply to and loss from the benthos. At both a bathyal mid-slope (2000 m water depth) and an abyssalExpand
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Observations on the burrows and burrowing behaviour of two mud-dwelling decapod crustaceans, Nephrops norvegicus and Goneplax rhomboides
The burrows of the Norway lobster Nephrops norvegicus (L.) and of the crab Goneplax rhomboides (L.) were studied in Loch Torridon, Scotland. Polyester resin casts of burrows in the sea were made byExpand
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The pennatulid Kophobelemnon stelliferum (Cnidaria: Octocorallia) in the Porcupine Seabight (North-east Atlantic Ocean)
The upper bathyal sea-pen Kophobelemnon stelliferum extends to depths of about 1600 m in the Porcupine Seabight, to the south-west of Ireland, but is rare below about 1150 m. Photographic dataExpand
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Aspects of the biology of the galatheid genus Munida (Crustacea, Decapoda) from the porcupine seabight, Northeast Atlantic
Abstract More than 2000 individuals belonging to four species of the genus Munida were collected during a survey of the benthic biology of the Porcupine Seabight. The bulk of the collection consistsExpand
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ASPECTS OF THE BIOLOGY OF THE DEEP-SEA CRAB GERYON TRISPINOSUS FROM THE PORCUPINE SEABIGHT
A study was made of Geryon trispinosus (Herbst) from the Porcupine Seabight in the north-east Atlantic, based on detailed examination of 687 specimens, and carapace length data for a further 2000.Expand
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