Larval dispersal potential of the tubeworm Riftia pachyptila at deep-sea hydrothermal vents

@article{Marsh2001LarvalDP,
  title={Larval dispersal potential of the tubeworm Riftia pachyptila at deep-sea hydrothermal vents},
  author={Adam G. Marsh and L. S. Mullineaux and Craig M. Young and Donal T Manahan},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2001},
  volume={411},
  pages={77-80}
}
Hydrothermal vents are ephemeral because of frequent volcanic and tectonic activities associated with crust formation. Although the larvae of hydrothermal vent fauna can rapidly colonize new vent sites separated by tens to hundreds of kilometres, the mechanisms by which these larvae disperse and recruit are not understood. Here we integrate physiological, developmental and hydrodynamic data to estimate the dispersal potential of larvae of the giant tubeworm Riftia pachyptila. At in situ… Expand
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