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deep-sea ostracods

Ursula Witte uwitte at geomar.de
Mon Mar 10 09:55:30 EST 1997

in the macrofauna-samples of  one of our deep-sea stations (4040 m)  I
found unusually large numbers of ostracods, also in fairly deep sediment
1.  Can someone give me  a hint where to find information  on feeding
strategies, life cycles etc  (genera  Krithe, Argilloecia, Echinocythereis
...) in order to understand this distribution ? Is there somone studying the
biology of deep-sea ostracods ? (or shallow water ones for a start..)
2. I need  to determine biomass. Are there any data published on the
relationship of body weight vs. shell weight so that I could estimate AFDW
without destroying  the material (so that it can go to a museum instead.) ?

Many thanks in advance for any peace of information

Dr. Ursula Witte
GEOMAR Research Center
Dept. of Marine Environmental Geology
Wischhofstr. 1-3; Geb. 8E
D - 24148 Kiel
phone ++49-431-600 2118
fax       ++49-431-600-2928
email  uwitte at geomar.de

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