Biological Communities at the Florida Escarpment Resemble Hydrothermal Vent Taxa

  title={Biological Communities at the Florida Escarpment Resemble Hydrothermal Vent Taxa},
  author={Charles K. Paull and Barbara. Hecker and Robert F. Commeau and R. P. Freeman-Lynde and Conrad Neumann and William Corso and S Golubi{\'c} and James E. Hook and E. Sikes and Joseph R. Curray},
  pages={965 - 967}
Dense biological communities of large epifaunal taxa similar to those found along ridge crest vents at the East Pacific Rise were discovered in the abyssal Gulf of Mexico. These assemblages occur on a passive continental margin at the base of the Florida Escarpment, the interface between the relatively impermeable hemipelagic clays of the distal Mississippi Fan and the jointed Cretaceous limestone of the Florida Platform. The fauna apparently is nourished by sulfide rich hypersaline waters… 

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