Hydrothermal Vent Fauna of Escanaba Trough (Gorda Ridge)
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Hydrothermal vent communities on Gorda Ridge were discovered and documented during 1988 field programs using the deep-diving submersibles Alvin and Sea Cliff. Venting was associated with large sulfide mounds that comprise the NESCA site in the Escanaba Trough of Gorda Ridge (41° 00′ N; 127° 29′ W; 3,200 to 3,250 m). Details of the geological setting are presented elsewhere in this volume.
KeywordsTube Worm Guaymas Basin Squat Lobster Sulfide Mound Gorda Ridge
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