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Amphi-Atlantic cold-seep Bathymodiolus species complexes across the equatorial belt
Deep-sea bivalves of the subfamily Bathymodiolinae (family Mytilidae) are very widespread and form dense beds in reduced environments such as hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. Bathymodiolus musselsExpand
Hydrogen is an energy source for hydrothermal vent symbioses
The discovery of deep-sea hydrothermal vents in 1977 revolutionized our understanding of the energy sources that fuel primary productivity on Earth. Hydrothermal vent ecosystems are dominated byExpand
Phylogeny and Biogeography of Deep Sea Vestimentiferan Tubeworms and Their Bacterial Symbionts
The present study combines previously published morphological descriptions and molecular-based characterizations of vestimentiferans and their symbionts with new molecular data to summarize andExpand
Cold seeps of the deep Gulf of Mexico: Community structure and biogeographic comparisons to Atlantic equatorial belt seep communities
Quantitative collections of tubeworm- and mussel-associated communities were obtained from 3 cold seep sites in the deep Gulf of Mexico: in Atwater Valley at 1890 m depth, in Alaminos Canyon at 2200Expand
Using stable isotopes and quantitative community characteristics to determine a local hydrothermal vent food web
To investigate food web structure in diffuse flow vent environments, an entire macro- faunal community associated with a single aggregation of the tubeworm Ridgeia piscesae was col- lected from aExpand
Community structure of vestimentiferan-generated habitat islands from Gulf of Mexico cold seeps
Abstract Biologically generated structures create habitat and influence the distribution and abundance of species in many marine systems. In the rather monotonous and nutrient-poor environment of theExpand
Succession of hydrocarbon seep communities associated with the long-lived foundation species Lamellibrachia luymesi
The vestimentiferan tubeworm Lamellibrachia luymesi lives for over 250 yr and forms aggregations of hundreds to thousands of individuals at hydrocarbon seep sites in the Gulf of Mexico. A successionExpand
Lamellibrachia anaximandri n. sp., a new vestimentiferan tubeworm (Annelida) from the Mediterranean, with notes on frenulate tubeworms from the same habitat
Southward E. C., Andersen A. C. & Hourdez S. 2011. — Lamellibrachia anaximandri n. sp., a new vestimentiferan tubeworm (Annelida) from the Mediterranean, with notes on frenulate tubeworms from theExpand
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
Influence of foundation species, depth, and location on diversity and community composition at Gulf of Mexico lower-slope cold seeps
Abstract Efforts to understand and preserve the seep communities of the deep Gulf of Mexico (GOM) begin with a comprehensive survey of the biodiversity of these communities. Previous studies haveExpand