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By Michael P. Lesser

ISBN-10: 0123810159

ISBN-13: 9780123810151

Advances in Marine Biology has been supplying in-depth and updated reports on all features of Marine Biology in view that 1963 -- over forty years of remarkable assurance! The sequence is famous for either its excellence of experiences and modifying. The serial publishes in-depth and up-to-date content on a variety of subject matters with a view to attract postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries technological know-how, ecology, zoology, and organic oceanography. * Rated "Number 1" within the hugely aggressive classification of Marine & Freshwater Biology by means of ISI within the 2000 ISI journals quotation record * keeps an influence issue of 3.37, the top within the box * sequence good points over 35 years of insurance of the learn

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Hydrothermal vents When hydrothermal vents were first discovered it was quickly realised that, although biologically rich, they were likely to be ephemeral both in space and time. In particular, the fields of dead clams first noticed near the Galapagos in 1977 suggested that cessation of fluid flow, or eruptions, may periodically wipe out entire local populations. However, it has proved difficult to mount expeditions with a sufficient temporal resolution to truly study successional processes at vents.

Their distance from land, and great depth, creates major sampling problems in terms of technical and financial logistics. Even with modern winches, it requires over 4 h to take a simple spade box core in 5000 m of water. An abyssal trawl usually takes at least 8–12 h and the majority of ROVs are unable to reach such depths. Nevertheless, long-term monitoring has been carried out in two principal abyssal settings. The Porcupine Abyssal Plain (PAP) is centred in the north-east Atlantic and has been the focus of mainly British oceanographic cruises.

Glover et al. , 1997). , 1997). As on the EPR, most of these time-series studies are based on discrete annual or sub-annual observations, not on continuous temporal monitoring. , 1989; Embley and Chadwick, 1994).

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