Our recent paper on "Swimmers", the organisms that are captured by sediment traps, has just been published in Deep-Sea Research part I. By capturing these “swimmers”, the traps become an extraordinarily tool to obtain relevant information on the biodiversity and dynamics of deep-sea organisms, particularly around the Blanes Canyon system. Our study reveals that the mean annual swimmer fluxes were almost one order of magnitude higher in the canyon than on the adjacent slope, that there were higher temporal and seasonal variability along the canyon and that Blanes Canyon hosts unique and novel deep-sea species of hydromedusae in addition to other interesting organisms such as echinoderms and polychaetes.
Romano, C., Flexas, M.M., Segura, M., Román, S., Bahamon, N., Gili, J.M., Sanchez-Vidal, A., Martin, D., 2017. Canyon effect and seasonal variability of deep-sea organisms in the NW Mediterranean: synchronous, year-long captures of "swimmers" from near-bottom sediment traps in a submarine canyon and its adjacent open slope. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 129, 99-115.
The paper can be downloaded at: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1Vz~r3RueHIH9I <https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1Vz~r3RueHIH9I>
Those interested in having the PDF that have no access thugh the journal website, please, do no hesitate to contact directly to me.
Dr. Daniel Martin
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