[Annelida] FW: North Atlantic Polychaete

Kroeger K. via annelida%40net.bio.net (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

Dear all,

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,

cheers,

Kerstin

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Kerstin Kröger, PhD
Benthic Ecologist
SERPENT project
Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems
National Oceanography Centre
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH
United Kingdom



phone: +44 (0)2380 596 363

k.kroeger from noc.soton.ac.uk<mailto:k.kroeger from noc.soton.ac.uk>

http://www.serpentproject.com/

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