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6  C was observed within the upper 500–1000 m of the water column. At the central HAUSGARTEN site, temperature records covering the years 2000 through 2008 exhibited small seasonal variations, and an overall slight temperature increase, even at 2500 m (Fig. 6). , 2009). The export flux of POC was rather low suggesting 18 A. G. Glover et al. 6 Bottom-water temperature (2 m above seafloor) at the central HAUSGARTEN site (2500 m) between the summers of 2000–2008. a large retention and recycling of particulate organic matter in the water above 300 m.

Additional problems include locating the same vent edifices and communities after major geological changes. Despite the many recent vent discoveries in the west Pacific, Indian Ocean and southern Atlantic, the only real long-term study sites are in the East Pacific and North Atlantic. 1. East Pacific Rise The East Pacific Rise (EPR) is a mid-oceanic ridge that extends continuously along the floor of the Pacific Ocean (Fig. 11). It lies 2–3 km below sea level and rises above the surface to form Easter Island and the Galapagos Islands.

Species-level multivariate analyses revealed three assemblages represented by samples collected in 1989–1994, September 1996–July 1997 and October 1997–October 2002 (Fig. 10). These reflected temporal changes in the densities of higher taxa and species. The abundance of Trochamminacea, notably a small undescribed species, increased substantially. Species of Hormosinacea and Lagenammina also tended to increase in density from 1996/1997 onwards. Rotaliida, dominated by Alabaminella weddellensis and Epistominella exigua, showed a bimodal distribution over time with peak densities in May 1991 and September 1998 and lowest densities in 1996–1997.

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