Growth and distribution of mollusks at deep-sea vents and seeps.

R. D. Turner, R. A. Lutz

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Abstract

Studies are reported on the rate at which molluscs grow at deep-sea vents and the means by which they colonise new sites. Growth rates assessed by radio-chemical techniques, mark-recapture and shell dissolution analyses are comparable to those of numerous species of shallow-water bivalves - extremely rapid for a deep-sea environment. Morphologies of larval shells suggest that some species are planktotrophic, permitting high-dispersal modes of development, but others appear to be nonplanktotrophic and the method by which they disperse between vent sites is far more difficult to address. -J.Harvey

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-62
Number of pages9
JournalOceanus
Volume27
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography

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