Microdistribution of Faunal Assemblages at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents in the Southern Ocean

@inproceedings{Marsh2012MicrodistributionOF,
  title={Microdistribution of Faunal Assemblages at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents in the Southern Ocean},
  author={Leigh Marsh and Jonathan T. Copley and Veerle A I Huvenne and Katrin Linse and William D K Reid and Alex David Rogers and Christopher J. Sweeting and Paul A. Tyler},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Chemosynthetic primary production by microbes supports abundant faunal assemblages at deep-sea hydrothermal vents, with zonation of invertebrate species typically occurring along physico-chemical gradients. Recently discovered vent fields on the East Scotia Ridge (ESR) in the Southern Ocean represent a new province of vent biogeography, but the spatial dynamics of their distinct fauna have yet to be elucidated. This study determines patterns of faunal zonation, species associations, and… CONTINUE READING
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