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Research Article

Biogeography and Potential Exchanges Among the Atlantic Equatorial Belt Cold-Seep Faunas

  • Karine Olu mail,

    karine.olu@ifremer.fr

    Affiliation: Département Etude des Ecosystèmes Profonds (DEEP), IFREMER, BP70, 29280 Plouzané, France

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  • Erik E. Cordes,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Charles R. Fisher,

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • James M. Brooks,

    Affiliation: TDI-Brooks International, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Myriam Sibuet,

    Affiliation: Institut Océanographique, Paris, France

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  • Daniel Desbruyères

    Affiliation: Département Etude des Ecosystèmes Profonds (DEEP), IFREMER, BP70, 29280 Plouzané, France

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  • Published: August 05, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0011967
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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Posted by nsngraham on 06 Aug 2010 at 12:39 GMT

Depth has also been shown to influence the distribution of vent and seep organisms, as it has for the general deep-sea fauna in all ocean basins along margins [24]. Difference in depth has been hypothesized as a barrier to successful colonization of organisms along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge [3], [25] and in seeps on continental margins [5], [12], [26], [27], [28].
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