Amphipods in sediment traps of the eastern Fram Strait

Angelina Kraft, Eduard Bauerfeind, Eva-Maria Nöthig, Michael Klages, Agnieszka Beszczynska-Möller & Ulrich Bathmann
Life-cycle characteristics of the free-swimming lysianassoid amphipod Cyclocaris guilelmi were investigated and compared to those of other regularly appearing amphipods in the Arctic deep-sea community. In this context we analysed time-series data of meso- and bathypelagic amphipods collected as swimmers in moored sediment traps from 2004 to 2008 at the deep-sea long-term observatory HAUSGARTEN (79°N/4°E) in the eastern Fram Strait, Arctic Ocean. Six mesopelagic and three bathypelagic deep-sea amphipod species regularly occurred in the traps....
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