New Paper: vent drilling impacts on megabenthos

[From the INDEEP mailing list]
New paper published:
Nakajima R, Yamamoto H, Kawagucci S, Takaya Y, Nozaki T, et al. (2015) Post-Drilling Changes in Seabed Landscape and Megabenthos in a Deep-Sea Hydrothermal System, the Iheya North Field, Okinawa Trough. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0123095. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0123095

The authors from JAMSTEC also have posted some excellent associated footage on YouTube:


One thought on “New Paper: vent drilling impacts on megabenthos

  1. Reblogged this on a spoonful of ginger and commented:
    Some really cool footage of before, during, and after of drilling activity near a hydrothermal vent. The destabilization of the seafloor is something I had not considered before.

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