How do they study deep-sea fish on the mud flats of the Pacific Ocean abyssal plain? It is one of the most common yet least studied environments on earth, as reported by NPR's John Nielsen on Morning Edition, March 29.
Interested in knowing more? Read the public article at Scripps Institution of Oceaongraphy web site, or the scholary article by Scripps researchers in the March issue of Ecology. Since the library subscribes to Ecology, you can download this at the publisher's web site:
LONG-TERM CHANGE IN BENTHOPELAGIC FISH ABUNDANCE IN THE ABYSSAL NORTHEAST PACIFIC OCEAN
D. M. Bailey, H. A. Ruhl, and K. L. Smith, Jr.
Ecology, Vol. 87, No. 3, pp. 549–555.
An older article gives details about sampling methods for studying deep-sea fauna:
FISH FAUNAL AND HABITAT ANALYSES USING TRAWLS, CAMERA SLEDS AND SUBMERSIBLES IN BENTHIC DEEP-SEA HABITATS OFF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA.
Oceanologica Acta Vol. 22, No. 6, 1999. pp. 579-592.
G. M. Cailliet, A. H. Andrews, W. W. Wakefield, G. Moreno, K. L. Rhodes.
This article is archived in the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center