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Research Article

Microdistribution of Faunal Assemblages at Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents in the Southern Ocean

  • Leigh Marsh mail,

    leigh.marsh@noc.soton.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Jonathan T. Copley,

    Affiliation: Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Veerle A. I. Huvenne,

    Affiliation: Marine Geoscience, Natural Environment Research Council, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Katrin Linse,

    Affiliation: British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • William D. K. Reid,

    Affiliation: School of Marine Science & Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Alex D. Rogers,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Christopher J. Sweeting,

    Affiliation: School of Marine Science & Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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  • Paul A. Tyler

    Affiliation: Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 29, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048348
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Leigh Marsh, Jonathan T. Copley, Paul A. Tyler
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Veerle A. I. Huvenne
Marine Geoscience, Natural Environment Research Council, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Katrin Linse
British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Cambridge, United Kingdom
William D. K. Reid, Christopher J. Sweeting
School of Marine Science & Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Alex D. Rogers
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: leigh.marsh@noc.soton.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LM JTC WDKR CJS. Performed the experiments: LM JTC WDKR CJS. Analyzed the data: LM JTC VAIH WDKR CJS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: LM JTC VAIH KL WDKR ADR CJS PAT. Wrote the paper: LM JTC. Participants on JC042: LM JTC VAIH KL WDKR ADR CJS PAT.