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Cephalopods Observed from Submersibles in the Western North Atlantic

Authors: Vecchione, Michael; Roper, Clyde F. E.

Source: Bulletin of Marine Science, Volume 49, Numbers 1-2, September 1991 , pp. 433-445(13)

Publisher: University of Miami - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

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Records of 158 observations of cephalopods from submersibles, primarily the Johnson Sea-Link, have been compiled through collaboration with several investigators. These observations include 118 videotape sequences, 58 collected specimens, and numerous shipboard photographs of live animals. At least 33 species have been observed to date; a few species have been observed repeatedly and could be good subjects for directed studies. The methods developed for in situ observation and subsequent collection of specimens with little or no damage allow descriptions of behavior, morphology, physiology, and distribution that are not possible with other methods of collecting.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: September 1, 1991

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