Evolution and Biogeography of Deep-Sea Vent and Seep Invertebrates

C. L. Van Dover, C. R. German, K. G. Speer, L. M. Parson, R. C. Vrijenhoek, Science Magazine

This Science Magazine article reviews the diversity, evolution, and biogeography of deep-sea vent and seep invertebrates. Beginning with their initial discovery in 1977, this article examines the evolutionary history of vent and seep invertebrates, the dispersal and gene flow in contemporary deep-sea hydrothermal vent environments, biogeography, and deep-ocean circulation. The article is supplemented with a descriptive map and schematics. A subscription to Science Magazine may be required to view this resource.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Evolution, Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Biology:Diversity, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: High Pressure, Extremely Hot
Ocean Environments: Deep Sea Floor/Abyssal:Hydrothermal Systems
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:EcologyKeyword: Alvinella