Boring activity

Elianne Omena eomena at alternex.com.br
Fri Jan 9 16:31:43 EST 2004


Dear Annelideans

I received some samples taken from encased cables used to support 
offshore oil platforms. The cables were destroyed and the technicians 
would like to know if it was caused by any kind of boring or encrusting 
organisms.  

Unfortunately the material is very bad badly preserved and I can only 
check some jaw parts and chaeta which belonged to Eunicids. As this 
family is considered a reef boring component, I would like to ask you if 
there any chance that they are attacking also man made structures like 
this kind of marine cables?  

Thanks for your help

Elianne Omena

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