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An amphipod, likely Neohela lamina, in its burrow at 1350 m water depth

Item Type:Video
Date:02 March 2008
Copyright:SERPENT Project
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
Site:Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1350
Latitude:5 deg 17' 25" N
Longitude:67 deg 01' 02" E
Countries:Norway > Norwegian Sector
Substratum:deep-sea mud
Rig:Transocean Leader
Project Partners:Statoil, Oceaneering, Transocean
ROV:Magnum 018
Notes:Full resolution footage on DVD
Keywords:Amphipod Neohela
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:22 April 2009

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