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dc.contributor.authorAmon, Diva
dc.contributor.authorHilario, A
dc.contributor.authorArbizu, PM
dc.contributor.authorSmith, CR
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-02T09:10:19Z
dc.date.available2020-10-02T09:10:19Z
dc.date.issued2016-10-04
dc.date.submitted2020-09-11
dc.identifier.citationAmon, D.J., Hilario, A., Arbizu, P.M. et al. Observations of organic falls from the abyssal Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean. Mar Biodiv 47, 311–321 (2017)en_US
dc.identifier.issn1867-1616
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-016-0572-4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622850
dc.description.abstractOrganic falls can form nutrient-rich, ephemeral hotspots of productivity and biodiversity at the deep-sea floor, especially in food-poor abyssal plains. We report here the first wood falls and second carcass fall recorded from the Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean, an area that could be mined for polymetallic nodules in the future. A small cetacean fall in the mobile-scavenger stage likely recently arrived on the seafloor was observed, whereas most of the wood falls were highly degraded. There were multiple species in attendance at the wood falls including organic-fall specialists such as Xylophagaidae molluscs. Many of the taxa attending the carcass fall were known mobile scavengers that regularly attend bait parcels in the Pacific Ocean. These results further confirm that wood falls can occur at large distances (>1450 km) from major land masses, providing an adequate supply of wood to the abyssal seafloor for colonization by wood-boring molluscs and associated fauna. Organic falls may be regionally abundant and are likely to influence species and habitat diversity in the abyssal areas of the Clarion-Clipperton Zone.en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Berlin Heidelbergen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s12526-016-0572-4.pdfen_US
dc.rightsopenAccessen_US
dc.titleObservations of organic falls from the abyssal Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the tropical eastern Pacific Oceanen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1867-1624
dc.identifier.journalMarine Biodiversityen_US
dc.identifier.volume47en_US
dc.identifier.startpage1 - 11en_US
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elements.import.authorAmon, DJen_US
elements.import.authorHilario, Aen_US
elements.import.authorArbizu, PMen_US
elements.import.authorSmith, CRen_US
dc.description.nhmThe attached is the author's accepted version of the paper. If you wish the cite from this paper your are advised to consult the published pdf: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-016-0572-4en_US
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dc.subject.nhmwhale fallen_US
dc.subject.nhmwood fallen_US
dc.subject.nhmscavengeren_US
dc.subject.nhmClarion-Clipperton Zoneen_US
dc.subject.nhmdeep-sea miningen_US
dc.subject.nhmXylophagaidaeen_US
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