Photographic identification guide to larvae at hydrothermal vents
Mills, Susan W.
Beaulieu, Stace E.
Mullineaux, Lauren S.
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East Pacific Rise
The purpose of this guide is to assist researchers in the identification of larvae of benthic invertebrates at hydrothermal vents. Our work is based on plankton sampling at the East Pacific Rise 9-10°N vent field from 1991-2007, supplemented by benthic collections of juveniles. In addition to images and descriptions of the species, we included frequency data from large-volume plankton pump samples taken between 1998 and 2004 and time-series sediment trap samples from 2004-2005.
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