The deep sea is a major sink for microplastic debris
- L. Woodall, A. Sànchez-Vidal, Richard C. Thompson
- Environmental ScienceRoyal Society Open Science
- 1 December 2014
It is shown that deep-sea sediments are a likely sink for microplastics, and the dominance of microfibres points to a previously underreported and unsampled plastic fraction.
The deep-sea Ophiuroidea of the North Atlantic Ocean
- G. Paterson
- 28 November 1985
Ophiuroid phylogeny and higher taxonomy: morphological, molecular and palaeontological perspectives
A cladistic analysis of the class Ophiuroidea at subfamily level is presented based on a morphological data base of 43 characters, which identifies Ophiocanopidae as sister group to other extant ophiuroids, which themselves fall into two major groups.
Polychaete species diversity in the central Pacific abyss: Local and regional patterns and relationships with productivity
- A. Glover, C. Smith, G. Paterson, G. Wilson, L. Hawkins, M. Sheader
- Environmental Science
- 12 September 2002
Local polychaete species diversity beneath equatorial Pacific upwelling appears to be unusually high for the deep sea, exceeding by at least 10 to 20% that measured in abyssal sites in the Atlantic and Pacific, and on the continental slopes of the North Atlantic, North Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Using a forensic science approach to minimize environmental contamination and to identify microfibres in marine sediments.
Evidence for poecilogony in Pygospio elegans (Polychaeta: Spionidae)
Present data support the hypothesis that P. elegans is poecilogonous, and significant but minor inter-population polymorphisms were found in the distribution of branchiae and the extent of spoonlike hooded hooks.
Temporal change in deep-sea benthic ecosystems: a review of the evidence from recent time-series studies.
Patterns in polychaete abundance and diversity from the Madeira Abyssal Plain, northeast Atlantic
Deep-sea litter: a comparison of seamounts, banks and a ridge in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans reveals both environmental and anthropogenic factors impact accumulation and composition
- L. Woodall, L. Robinson, A. Rogers, B. Narayanaswamy, G. Paterson
- Environmental ScienceFrontiers in Marine Science
- 2 February 2015
Marine litter is a global challenge that has recently received policymakers’ attention, with new environmental targets in addition to changes to old legislation. There are no global estimates of…