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Variations in deep-sea hydrothermal vent communities on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge near the Azores plateau
Near the Azores Triple Junction as the Azores Plateau is approached, the ridge axis becomes shallower; its depth decreases from ca. 2400 m in the Rainbow vent field (36°13′N) to ca. 850 m in theExpand
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Dual Symbiosis in a Bathymodiolus sp. Mussel from a Methane Seep on the Gabon Continental Margin (Southeast Atlantic): 16S rRNA Phylogeny and Distribution of the Symbionts in Gills
ABSTRACT Deep-sea mussels of the genus Bathymodiolus (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) harbor symbiotic bacteria in their gills and are among the dominant invertebrate species at cold seeps and hydrothermalExpand
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Cold-seep assemblages on a giant pockmark off West Africa: spatial patterns and environmental control
A giant pockmark colonised by dense cold-seep assemblages near 3160 m depth along the CongoAngola margin has been surveyed by the ROV Victor 6000. The quantitative distribution of chemosyntheticExpand
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Chemical environment of the hydrothermal mussel communities in the Lucky Strike and Menez Gwen vent fields, Mid Atlantic Ridge
Water samples were collected around the communities of a hydrothermal mussel, Bathymodiolus sp., in the Lucky Strike (1700 m depth) and Menez Gwen (850 m depth) areas, Mid Atlantic Ridge, andExpand
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Biology and ecology of the “Pompeii worm” (Alvinella pompejana Desbruyères and Laubier), a normal dweller of an extreme deep-sea environment: A synthesis of current knowledge and recent developments
Abstract Alvinella pompejana, the “Pompeii worm” lives on active hydrothermal edifices at deep-sea vents of the East Pacific Rise. The physical and chemical patterns of its microhabitat wereExpand
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Archaeal and anaerobic methane oxidizer communities in the Sonora Margin cold seeps, Guaymas Basin (Gulf of California)
Cold seeps, located along the Sonora Margin transform fault in the Guaymas Basin, were extensively explored during the ‘BIG’ cruise in June 2010. They present a seafloor mosaic pattern consisting ofExpand
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Contrasted sulphide chemistries in the environment of 13°N EPR vent fauna
Abstract To improve our understanding of the environmental constraints exerted on vent fauna, we investigated sulphide chemistry in the habitats of Riftia pachyptila and Alvinella pompejana , at theExpand
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Geochemical and biological recovery of the disturbed seafloor in polymetallic nodule fields of the Clipperton-Clarion Fracture Zone (CCFZ) at 5,000-m depth
Environmental data were obtained on the nodule fields of the Clipperton-Clarion Fracture Zone at 5,000-m depth in June 2004 during the Nodinaut cruise. The long-term effects of physical disturbanceExpand
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Chemical and thermal description of the environment of the Genesis hydrothermal vent community (13 degrees N, EPR)
The objective of this study is to describe the chemical and physical environment surrounding the vent organisms at the Genesis site (EPR, 2640 m). The main chimney is colonized by Riftia pachyptila,Expand
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Habitat heterogeneity influences cold-seep macrofaunal communities within and among seeps along the Norwegian margin. Part 1: macrofaunal community structure
Hakon Mosby mud volcano (HMMV) is one of the most active and most studied seep sites in European waters. Many authors have described its thermal activity, dynamic of mud flows, and geochemical andExpand
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