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Plastics on the Sargasso Sea Surface
Plastic particles, in concentrations averaging 3500 pieces and 290 grams per square kilometer, are widespread in the western Sargasso Sea. Pieces are brittle, apparently due to the weathering of theExpand
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Connections between climate, food limitation, and carbon cycling in abyssal sediment communities
Diverse faunal groups inhabit deep-sea sediments over much of Earth's surface, but our understanding of how interannual-scale climate variation alters sediment community components and biogeochemicalExpand
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Free-Drifting Icebergs: Hot Spots of Chemical and Biological Enrichment in the Weddell Sea
The proliferation of icebergs from Antarctica over the past decade has raised questions about their potential impact on the surrounding pelagic ecosystem. Two free-drifting icebergs, 0.1 and 30.8Expand
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Shifts in Deep-Sea Community Structure Linked to Climate and Food Supply
A major change in the community structure of the dominant epibenthic megafauna was observed at 4100 meters depth in the northeast Pacific and was synchronous to a major El Niño/La Niña event thatExpand
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Input, composition, and potential impact of terrigenous material from free-drifting icebergs in the Weddell Sea
Abstract The hypothesis that Fe fertilization of the Southern Ocean could account for at least part of the glacial-interglacial difference in atmospheric CO2 has lead to a search for the Fe source.Expand
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Long-term change in benthopelagic fish abundance in the abyssal northeast Pacific Ocean.
Food web structure, particularly the relative importance of bottom-up and top-down control of animal abundances, is poorly known for the Earth's largest habitats: the abyssal plains. A unique 15-yrExpand
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Climate, carbon cycling, and deep-ocean ecosystems
Climate variation affects surface ocean processes and the production of organic carbon, which ultimately comprises the primary food supply to the deep-sea ecosystems that occupy ≈60% of the Earth'sExpand
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Climate effect on food supply to depths greater than 4,000 meters in the northeast Pacific
A long time-series study was conducted over 15 yr (1989–2004) to measure particulate organic carbon (POC) flux as an estimate of food supply reaching .4,000-m depth in the northeast Pacific.Expand
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Respiration of Benthopelagic Fishes: In situ Measurements at 1230 Meters
The respiration rate in situ of two common benthopelagic fishes, Coryphaenoides acrolepis and Eptatretus deani, was monitored at 1230 meters in the San Diego Trough. The respiration rate of C.Expand
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Tracing abyssal food supply back to upper-ocean processes over a 17-year time series in the northeast Pacific
Detrital aggregates episodically deposited on the seafloor represent an underestimated food source to deep-sea communities. A 17-yr time-series study was conducted from 1990 to 2006 in the abyssalExpand
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