27 June 2000

MBARI scientists present papers and posters
at Deep Sea Biology Symposium

This week, several MBARI biologists are presenting research papers and posters at the 9th Deep Sea Biology Symposium in Galway, Ireland. Descriptions of MBARI's deep-sea studies in Monterey Bay range from the microscopic—estimates of meiofaunal abundance with depth—to the macroscopic—first observations of the effects of carbon dioxide on deep-sea organisms. Researchers studying the physiology of cold-seep clams (left) are reporting new insight into how these clams receive energy from their symbiotic bacteria.

These are the posters and papers to be presented at the symposium, in which an MBARI scientist is first author.

Goffredi, S.K., Barry, J.P., and Kochevar, R.E Energy Acquisition and Allocation In Vesicomyid Symbioses
Robison, B.H. Pelagic-Benthic Niche Evolution In The Galapagos Islands
J.P. Barry, J.M. Grebmeier , R.B. Dunbar, J. Smith, K. Osborn Bathymetric versus oceanographic control of benthic community patterns and processes in the SW Ross sea.
Buck, K.R. Monterey Bay meiofauna:quantitative estimates along a depth gradient
Tamburri, M.N.*, Barry, J.P. & Brewer, P.G Determining the effects of CO2 ocean disposal on deep-sea organisms
Haddock, S.H.D. The diversity of feeding mechanisms in deep-sea ctenophores
Osborn, K. J. Behavior, feeding, and spatial distribution of a new pelagic isopod (Munnopsidae, Acanthamunnopsis) in Monterey Bay, California, USA

Osborn, K. J.*, and Barry, J. Macrofaunal communities of the Ross Sea: temporal, spatial, and trophic community structure
Raskoff K.A. and R. E. Sherlock* Predation by Stealth: Predator-Prey Interactions of Mesopelagic Narcomedusae
Schlining, K. L.*, Stout, N. J. & Walz, K.R. A unique video annotation database for studying the diversity of deep-sea organisms in Monterey Bay, California, USA
Sherlock, R.E.*, Matsumoto, G.I. & Buck, K.R. Stomach Contents of Voragonema pedunculata (Bigelow); the bottom line on the blue plate special
Tamburri, M. N. In situ studies of chemically mediated feeding by deep-sea fishes and a midwater hydromedusa

Contact: Debbie Meyer (831) 775-1807, pressroom@mbari.org