[Annelida] FW: North Atlantic Polychaete
(by K.Kroeger from noc.soton.ac.uk)
Thu Dec 2 08:53:34 EST 2010
From: Kroeger K.
Sent: 02 December 2010 13:46
To: annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: North Atlantic Polychaete
I took this footage yesterday with an ROV close to the polar circle (66°34' N 03°32'46' E), Norwegian Sea in 1450 m depth, water temperature ca. -0.8 C. The beast should be about 10 cm.
Unfortunately we did not have the equipment on the ROV to collect the specimen and I haven't seen anything similar on the previous dives we have done at this side. However, the ROV team is designing a contraption now to go 'fishing' for specimens tomorrow when the waves hopefully have died down.
Does somebody recognise this 'beast'? The site is close (ca. 70 m) from a source of disturbance, but I haven't seen much that would qualify as prey on the sediment surface.
My apologies for sending this as 2 files, but otherwise the mail gets bounced back at me.
Thank you for any insights,
Kerstin Kröger, PhD
Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems
National Oceanography Centre
Southampton SO14 3ZH
phone: +44 (0)2380 596 363
k.kroeger from noc.soton.ac.uk<mailto:k.kroeger from noc.soton.ac.uk>
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