The near-bottom plankton and benthic invertebrate fauna of Josephine and Great Meteor Seamounts (Table 2)


15 samples obtained with Beyer's epibenthic closing net were studied quantitatively. The numbers of epi- and endobenthic animals were found to be correlated with the volume of sediment in the samples. Among the planktonic components, calanoid copepodes were strongly predominant. In the samples obtained on the Great Meteor Seamount, very much larger numbers of these animals were caught in the daytime than at night. Possible explanations for this difference are suggested.

Values <0.005 #/m**3 means "group is present"

Supplement to: Hesthagen, Ivar H (1970): On the near-bottom plankton and benthic invertebrate fauna of the Josephine Seamount and the Great Meteor Seamount. Meteor Forschungsergebnisse, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Reihe D Biologie, Gebrüder Bornträger, Berlin, Stuttgart, D8, 61-70

Metadata Access
Creator Hesthagen, Ivar H
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 1970
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 600 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-28.570W, 29.763S, -14.225E, 36.735N); Josephine Seamount; Cape Blanc/Meteor Bank/Portugal
Temporal Coverage Begin 1967-07-01T19:29:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1967-07-22T06:59:00Z