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Pilot trophic model for subantarctic water over the Southern Plateau, New Zealand: a low biomass, high transfer efficiency system
Although not all data come from direct knowledge of this system, the model reflects its general characteristics, namely a low primary production system dominated by the microbial loop, low sedimentation to the seafloor, high transfer efficiencies, a long food web and supporting high-level predators. Expand
Benthic invertebrate bycatch from a deep‐water trawl fishery, Chatham Rise, New Zealand
There is an urgent need to assess more fully the impact of trawling on seamount biotas and, in consequence, possible conservation measures. Expand
Marine bacterial succession as a potential indicator of postmortem submersion interval.
This study provides an insight into the involvement of saprophytic marine bacteria in the decomposition of mammalian remains in the sea and is the first to explore the use of marine bacterial colonisation and succession as a novel tool for PMSI estimation. Expand
Complex habitat generated by marine bryozoans: a review of its distribution, structure, diversity, threats and conservation
Habitat-forming bryozoans are here defined as extant, heavily-calcified species which regularly attain sizes over 50 mm in three-dimensions and which contribute significantly to benthic habitatExpand
Influence of the small intertidal seagrass Zostera novazelandica on linear water flow and sediment texture
Abstract The influence of a small intertidal seagrass, Zostera novaz.elandica (Setchell), on tidal current velocities and sediment texture was studied at Harwood, Otago Harbour, New Zealand. TidalExpand
Variability in benthic biomass and activity beneath the Subtropical Front, Chatham Rise, SW Pacific Ocean
Abstract Spatial variability of benthic biomass and activity was investigated along two depth gradients (350–2600 m) across Chatham Rise on 178°30′E between 41°S and 47°S, Southwest Pacific Ocean.Expand
Epibenthic macrofauna off southeastern New Zealand and mid‐shelf bryozoan dominance
A survey was made of epibenthic macrofauna on the continental shelf and upper continental slope (canyons) off the Otago Peninsula. Three major bottom faunas, recognised by site‐grouping andExpand
Management and Conservation of Seamounts
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea The UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS) provides the legal framework for ocean uses and activities, and prescribes the basic rights andExpand
Small-scale effect of intertidal seagrass (Zostera muelleri) on meiofaunal abundance, biomass, and nematode community structure
  • D. Leduc, P. Probert
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of…
  • 18 October 2010
Seagrass beds are common features of coastal ecosystems worldwide, and their associated infauna are often more productive and diverse than in unvegetated habitats. Little is known, however, about theExpand