Unusually high food availability in Kaikoura Canyon linked to distinct deep-sea nematode community

@article{Leduc2014UnusuallyHF,
  title={Unusually high food availability in Kaikoura Canyon linked to distinct deep-sea nematode community},
  author={D. Leduc and A. Rowden and S. Nodder and K. Berkenbusch and P. Probert and M. Hadfield},
  journal={Deep-sea Research Part Ii-topical Studies in Oceanography},
  year={2014},
  volume={104},
  pages={310-318}
}
Kaikoura Canyon, on the eastern New Zealand continental margin, is the most productive, non- chemosynthetic deep-sea habitat described to date, with megafaunal biomass 100-fold higher than those of other deep-sea habitats. The present study, which focused on free-living nematodes, provides the first comparison of faunal community structure and diversity between Kaikoura Canyon and nearby open slope habitats. Results show substantially higher food availability in the canyon relative to open… Expand

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