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Manganese nodule crevice fauna
Thiel, R.; Schriever, G.; Bussau, C.; Borowski, C. (1993). Manganese nodule crevice fauna. Deep-Sea Res., Part 1, Oceanogr. Res. Pap. 40(2): 419-423
In: Deep-Sea Research, Part I. Oceanographic Research Papers. Elsevier: Oxford. ISSN 0967-0637, more
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    Aquatic communities; Bacteria; Community composition; Deep water; Epibionts; Ferromanganese nodules; Habitat; Manganese deposits; Marine invertebrates; Protozoa; Marine

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  • Thiel, R.
  • Schriever, G.
  • Bussau, C.
  • Borowski, C.

    The surfaces of manganese nodules are inhabited by a diverse epigrowth composed of bacteria, protozoa and metazoa, typically hard bottom thriving taxa. While-searching for epifauna on nodules, we also noted life in a new habitat, the crevices or interstitial space between subnodules. The faunal composition in the crevices differs from that in the sediment surrounding the nodules.

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