Photographs of Invertebrate Megafauna from Abyssal Depths of the North-Eastern Equatorial Pacific Ocean

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Title: Photographs of Invertebrate Megafauna from Abyssal Depths of the North-Eastern Equatorial Pacific Ocean
Creators: Foell, Eric J.; Pawson, David L.
Issue Date: 1986-06
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science. v86, n3 (June, 1986), 61-68
Abstract: A series of RV PROSPECTOR cruises to survey ferromanganese nodule deposits at depths of 4000-5200 meters in the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone of the north-eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean resulted in the acquisition of over 70,000 seafloor images. Real-time television, coupled with 35-mm remotecontrolled still photography, revealed a conspicuous epibenthic invertebrate megafauna of more than 70 species. Approximately 38 species are echinoderms. Porifera and Cnidaria are each represented by approximately 12 species. Several molluscs and arthropods, a bryozoan, a hemichordate, and an ascidian urochordate constitute the remainder.
Description: Author Institution: Marine Science Department, Deepsea Ventures Inc.; Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/23131
ISSN: 0030-0950
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