Dense Populations of Benthopelagic Hydromedusae Found in Deep Water Off Anvers Island, Western Antarctic Peninsula
Scant data are available on the abundance and distribution of benthopelagic hydromedusae in Antarctic waters. A photographic survey of the sea floor off Anvers Island, western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) was conducted during November–December 2013. Our survey encompassed the slope and shelf environment from approximately 400–2050 m depth within a 100 km by a 100 km study area. I describe the distribution and abundance of dense populations of hydromedusae in the deep water off the WAP. The data provide a record of two hydromedusae genera present in a largely unstudied region of the world.
Deal, Michelle E., "Dense Populations of Benthopelagic Hydromedusae Found in Deep Water Off Anvers Island, Western Antarctic Peninsula" (2015). Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences Student Publications. 29.
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