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Corralling of larvae in the deep sea

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Van Dover, CL; Jenkins, CD; Turnipseed, M
Published in: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
January 1, 2001

Large numbers of small individuals (pediveligers and juveniles < 5 mm) are routinely recorded in size-frequency distributions of mussel samples collected from deep-sea chemosynthetic environments. If recruitment of invertebrates to deep-sea hydrothermal vent sites were via long-distance dispersal, as is typically assumed, one would expect recruitment 'events' recorded in size-frequency distributions to be difficult to detect, due to loss of larvae in an open system over large distances. If one imposes mesoscale oceanographic phenomena that minimize dilution of larvae (such as eddies shed from hydrothermal vent plumes) and episodic spawning, expression of this mesoscale corralling at the level of population structure would likely be limited to discrete records of recruitment events encountered serendipitously during haphazard sampling in space and time. The ubiquity of large numbers of post-larvae in mussel samples from a number of disparate sites is likely not serendipitous, but instead may reflect the importance of local sources and sinks of propagules in maintenance of mussel populations.

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Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

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ISSN

0025-3154

Publication Date

January 1, 2001

Volume

81

Issue

5

Start / End Page

823 / 826

Related Subject Headings

  • Marine Biology & Hydrobiology
  • 3109 Zoology
  • 3108 Plant biology
  • 3103 Ecology
  • 0608 Zoology
  • 0607 Plant Biology
  • 0602 Ecology
 

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Van Dover, C. L., Jenkins, C. D., & Turnipseed, M. (2001). Corralling of larvae in the deep sea. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 81(5), 823–826. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0025315401004659
Van Dover, C. L., C. D. Jenkins, and M. Turnipseed. “Corralling of larvae in the deep sea.” Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 81, no. 5 (January 1, 2001): 823–26. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0025315401004659.
Van Dover CL, Jenkins CD, Turnipseed M. Corralling of larvae in the deep sea. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 2001 Jan 1;81(5):823–6.
Van Dover, C. L., et al. “Corralling of larvae in the deep sea.” Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, vol. 81, no. 5, Jan. 2001, pp. 823–26. Scopus, doi:10.1017/s0025315401004659.
Van Dover CL, Jenkins CD, Turnipseed M. Corralling of larvae in the deep sea. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 2001 Jan 1;81(5):823–826.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

DOI

ISSN

0025-3154

Publication Date

January 1, 2001

Volume

81

Issue

5

Start / End Page

823 / 826

Related Subject Headings

  • Marine Biology & Hydrobiology
  • 3109 Zoology
  • 3108 Plant biology
  • 3103 Ecology
  • 0608 Zoology
  • 0607 Plant Biology
  • 0602 Ecology