Alvin Explores the Deep Northern Gulf of Mexico Slope

Roberts, H. and Carney, R. and Kupchik, M. and Fischer, C. and Nelson, K. and Becker, E. and Goehring, L. and Lessard-Pilon, G. and Telesnicki, G. and Bernard, B. and Brooks, J. and Bright, M. and Cordes, E. and Hourdez, S. and Hunt Jr., J. and Shedd, W. and Boland, G. and Joye, S. and Samarkin, V. and Bernier, M. and Bowles, M. and McDonald, I. and Niemann, H. and Petersen, C. and Morrison, C. and Potter, J.. (2007) Alvin Explores the Deep Northern Gulf of Mexico Slope. EOS Transactions, 88 (35). pp. 341-348.

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Many of the world's productive deepwater hydrocarbon basins experience significant and ongoing vertical migration of fluids and gases to the modern seafloor. These products, which are composed of hydrocarbon gases, crude oil, formation fluids, and fluidized sediment, dramatically change the geologic character of the ocean floor, and they create sites where chemosynthetic communities supported by sulfide and hydrocarbons flourish. Unique fauna inhabit these sites, and the chemosynthetic primary production results in communities with biomass much greater than that of the surrounding seafloor.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Geowissenschaften > Aquatic and Isotope Biogeochemistry (Lehmann)
UniBasel Contributors:Niemann, Helge
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Geophysical Union
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