Macrobenthic community structure and total sediment respiration at cold hydrocarbon seeps in the northern Gulf of Mexico

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dc.contributor.advisor Rowe , Gilbert T . en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Harper , Donald en_US
dc.creator Nunnally , Clifton Charles en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004 -11 -15T19 :48 :03Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T18 :33 :19Z
dc.date.available 2004 -11 -15T19 :48 :03Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T18 :33 :19Z
dc.date.created 2003 -08 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004 -11 -15T19 :48 :03Z
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /1155
dc.description.abstract Cold seeps are areas of high biomass in the deep -sea , the impacts of these food -rich environments upon the sediment community is unknown in the Gulf of Mexico . The structure and function of benthic communities was investigated at food -rich and food -limited sites on the northern Gulf of Mexico continental slope . Cold seeps were richer in macrofauna densities and total sediment respiration , but were poorer in biomass and taxa diversity than normal slope communities . Decreased diversity is seen at most chemosynthetic communities and suggests a competition for resources . The spatial extent of these results at seeps is unknown and may be a localized , bioenhancement effect caused by seeping fluids . en_US
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dc.format.medium electronic en_US
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dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.publisher Texas A &M University en_US
dc.subject cold seep en_US
dc.title Macrobenthic community structure and total sediment respiration at cold hydrocarbon seeps in the northern Gulf of Mexico en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US

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Macrobenthic community structure and total sediment respiration at cold hydrocarbon seeps in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /1155 .

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