Shipwrecked tube worms

DANDO, P. R., SOUTHWARD, A. J., SOUTHWARD, E. C., DIXON, D. R., CRAWFORD, A. and CRAWFORD, M. 1992 Shipwrecked tube worms. Nature, 356 (6371). 667.

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In September 1991,during initial exploration of the wreck of the cargo ship Francois Vieljeux in the Bay of Biscay, we recovered vestimentiferan tube worms and bivalve molluscs, (Idasola sp). Both animals are known to contain chemoautotrophic symbiotic bacteria. This is the first report of giant tube worms from the east Atlantic and the first time they have been recorded in a habitat other than a vent or seep site.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Subjects: Chemistry
Ecology and Environment
Divisions: Marine Biological Association of the UK > Other (MBA)
Depositing User: Professor Paul Dando
Date made live: 21 Dec 2021 10:31
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 10:31

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