Macrofauna collected on colonization panels at Snail Vent Field on the Mariana Back-arc in 2014 [dataset]

Mary Toner, Stace Beaulieu, Susan Mills
2020 Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office   unpublished
This dataset indicates organisms, identified to varying levels of taxonomic granularity, present on colonization surfaces deployed at deep-sea vents in the West Pacific. This dataset indicates organisms, identified to varying levels of taxonomic granularity, present on colonization surfaces deployed at deep-sea vents in the West Pacific. A .zip file of images is Samples were deployed during cruise YK10-11 on the YOKOSUKA, at 2010-09-04 during dive 1228 by the submersible Shinkai 6500. Samples
more » ... kai 6500. Samples were retrieved during cruise rr1413 on the RV Roger R Revelle, at [2014-11-30T08:00:00Z] during dive J2-797 by the ROV Jason II. Location: Snail hydrothermal vent field on Mariana Back-arc (Latitude 12.9531, Longitude 143.6194, depth 2848m) These data are also available through the OBIS USA Node at https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5de6cef7e4b02caea0eaee92 Acquisition Description Deployment of Colonization Substrate Two sets of three colonization "sandwiches" were deployed at Snail Vent, a hydrothermal vent in the Mariana Back-arc, during cruise YK10-11 in 2010. "Sandwiches" consisted of six Lexan plastic settlement plates, each measuring 0.7cm by 10cm by 10cm, separated from each other by 1cm spacers. The sandwich sets were placed near the base of a hydrothermal vent by the submersible Shinkai 6500. For additional deployment metadata, please refer to: http://www.marine-geo.org/tools/search/entry.php?id=YK10-11, in particular the Bottom:Deployed Event Marker-Sandwiches and Sampler:Biology:ColonizationSubstrate. We want to thank Chief Scientist Shigeaki Kojima for this sample deployment. Recovery of Colonization Substrate The sandwiches were left for approximately 4 years, and recovered by the ROV Jason II in 2014 on cruise RR1413. Only one set of colonization sandwiches was retrieved, as the other set was buried and could not be recovered. The maximum temperature observed at the
doi:10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.783880.2 fatcat:j23r27jwafacxntjs3qn5b2lpy