Zooplankton at deep Red Sea brine pools

Kaartvedt, Stein, Antunes, André, Røstad, Anders, Klevjer, Thor A and Vestheim, Hege (2016) Zooplankton at deep Red Sea brine pools. Journal of Plankton Research, 38 (3). pp. 679-684. ISSN 0142-7873 DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fbw013

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Abstract

The deep-sea anoxic brines of the Red Sea comprise unique, complex and extreme habitats. These environments are too harsh for metazoans, while the brine–seawater interface harbors dense microbial populations. We investigated the adjacent pelagic fauna at two brine pools using net tows, video records from a remotely operated vehicle and submerged echosounders. Waters just above the brine pool of Atlantis II Deep (2000 m depth) appeared depleted of macrofauna. In contrast, the fauna appeared to be enriched at the Kebrit Deep brine–seawater interface (1466 m).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QE Geology
Q Science > QL Zoology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Biology
Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2016 13:52
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/7431

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