A new species of the genus Munidopsida
Butterflies of the sea
Deeper Than Light
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CoML/COMARGE workshop “towards a globalization of the project"

The 6th and 7th of June 2006, 36 participants, coming from 18 countries, discussed such margin issues as large scale biodiversity patterns and processes, scales and consequences of habitat heterogeneity and human impacts. The workshop concluded with a definition of four scientific themes that should be adressed by COMARGE in the future.

Workshop on habitat classification and mapping on deep continental margins

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

4 - 6 June 2007

Organized by Alan J. Hughes and Lénaick Menot

Workshop on squat lobsters

National Institute of Water and Atmosphere, Wellington, New-Zealand

3 - 7 September 2007

Organized by Gary C. B. Poore

Workshop on large-scale patterns in bathyal free-living nematodes

Ghent University, Belgium

28 Januray - 1 February 2008

Organized by Ann Vanreusel

Workshop on the roles of habitat heterogeneity in generating and maintaining continental margin biodiversity

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, USA

8 - 12 September 2008

Organized by Lisa Levin


Costa Rica Rocks!

The CCROCKS! research cruise explored methane seeps, sunken woods, oxygen minimum zone and corals off Costa Rica.

INSPIRE: Chile Margin 2010

From 24 February to 17 March, the educational cruise INSPIRE on board R/V Melville will explore chemosynthetic ecosystems along the Chile margin.


Butterflies of the sea

A new species of the genus Munidopsida

Baba, K., Macpherson, E., Poore, G.C.B., Ahyong, S.T., Bermudez, A., Cabezas, P., Lin, C.-W., Nizinski, M., Rodrigues, C., Schnabel, K.E., 2008. Catalogue of squat lobsters of the world (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura - families Chirostylidae, Galatheidae and Kiwaidae). Zootaxa 1905, 1-220. Available online on Zootaxa website.

Deeper Than Light

By Baker, M., Ebbe, B., Hoyer, J., Menot, L., Narayanaswamy, B., Ramirez-Llodra, E. & Steffensen, M. - A collaborative book of the deep-sea field projects of the Census of Marine Life to enlighten all publics on deep-sea life.

The Deep Gulf of Mexico Benthos Program

Deep Sea Research Part II: Tropical Studies in Oceanography

Volume 55, issues 24-26

A special issue edited by Gilbert T. Rowe and Mahlon C. Kennicutt

Benthic Biological and Biogeochemical Patterns and Processes Across an Oxygen Minimum Zone (Pakistan Margin, NE Arabian Sea)

Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Volume 56, Issues 6-7, Pages 261-502

Edited by Greg Cowie and Lisa Levin

Deep-Sea Benthic Ecosystems of the Equatorial African Margin: The Multidisciplinary BIOZAIRE Program

Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography

Volume 56, Issue 23, Pages 2155 - 2404

Edited by Myriam Sibuet and Annick Vangriesheim

The roles of habitat heterogeneity in generating and maintaining biodiversity on continental margins

Marine Ecology

Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 1-260 (open access)

Edited by Lisa A. Levin, Myriam Sibuet, Andrew J. Gooday, Craig R. Smith & Ann Vanreusel

Ecological theory and continental margins: where shallow meets deep

Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Volume 24, issue 11, pages 606-617

Levin, L.A & Dayton, P.K.

Faunal zonation of large epibenthic invertebrates off North Carolina revisited

Deep-Sea Research part II

Volume 56, issue 19-20, pages 1830-1833

Chih-Lin Wei and Gilbert T. Rowe

Bathymetric zonation of deep-sea macrofauna in relation to export of surface phytoplankton production

Marine Ecology Progress Series

Volume 399, pages 1- 14 (feature article open access)

Chih-Lin Wei, Gilbert T. Rowe, G. Fain Hubbard, Amélie H. Scheltema, George D. F. Wilson, Iorgu Petrescu, John M. Foster, Mary K. Wicksten, Min Chen, Roe Davenport, Yousria Soliman, Yuning Wang


Two new species discovered in the deep Gulf of Cadiz

Exploration in the deep Gulf of Cadiz reveals new species of shrimp and hydroid associated with mud volcanoes.


Seabed biodiversity in oxygen minimum zones

Some regions of the deep ocean floor support abundant populations of organisms, despite being overlain by water that contains very little oxygen but global warming is likely to exacerbate oxygen depletion and thereby reduce biodiversity in these regions.