Site: Asterix


Number of items: 17.

Amblyraja hyperborea (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350
Behaviour: Swimming to avoid disturbance

Amphipod (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350

Amphipod (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350
Behaviour: This specimen was observed in its burrow which, according to the literature extend to 10cm depth. These burrows were common at the Asterix site with a density of 0.2m-2. Ref: d'Acoz CD (2007) The genera Haliragoides and Neohela in the North Atlantic, with the description of two new deepwater species from Norway and Svalbard (Crustacea : Amphipoda). Cahiers De Biologie Marine 48:17-35

Bathycrinus carpenterii (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350

Boreonymphon (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350

Bythocaris sp. shrimp (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350

Cerianthid (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350

Eelpout (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350

Enteropneust (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350

Gaidropsarus argentatus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350

Neohela sp. (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350
Behaviour: Neohela digs 10 cm deep burrows, in which this specimen can be seen. Similar burrows were common at the Asterix site

Ophiocten gracilis (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350

Ophiocten gracilis (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350
Behaviour: These ophiuroids are very common and quite active, contributing to bioturbation as the arms are moved around

Ophiocten gracillis (3 files)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350
Behaviour: Hundreds of ophiuroids heading into the current towards a dead fish encountered on the sea bed. Identification from specimes collected during this visit.

Pontaster tenuispinus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350

Pontaster tenuispinus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350
Behaviour: Partially covered by the sediment (Ophiacantha bidentata in corner of image)

Sabellid polychaete (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Depth (m): 1350
Behaviour: Actively feeding

This list was generated on Thu Jul 31 16:02:09 BST 2014.


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