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This volume examines the deep sea ecosystem from a variety of perspectives. The initial chapters examine the deep-sea floor, the deep pelagic environment and the more specialised chemosynthetic environments of hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. Later chapters examine the biogeography of the main deep oceans. The final chapters examine the processes occurring in the deep sea and include an analysis of why the deep sea has high species diversity, how the fauna respond to organic input and how species have adapted reproductive activity in the deep sea.
The deep-sea floor - an overview, D. Thistle; the pelagic environment of the open ocean, M.V. Angel; reducing environments of the deep-sea floor, V. Tunnicliffe, S.K. Juniper, M. Sibuet; the deep Atlantic Ocean, L.A. Levin, A.J. Gooday; the deep Pacific Ocean floor, C.R. Smith, A.W.J. Demopoulos; the deep Indian Ocean floor, A.W.J. Demopoulos, C.R. Smith, P.A. Tyler; the polar deep seas, A. Clarke; the peripheral deep seas, P.A. Tyler; large-scale spatial and temporal patterns of deep-sea benthic species diversity, C.T. Stuart, M.A. Rex, R.J. Etter; food inputs, utilization, carbon flow and energetics, J.D. Gage; reproduction, development and life-history traits, C.M. Young; anthropogenic impacts on the deep sea, H. Thiel.
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569 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps
...An essential volume for deep-sea researchers and libraries. Well done! Northeastern Naturalist