Sessile macro-epibiotic community of solitary ascidians, ecosystem engineers in soft substrates of Potter Cove, Antarctica

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Clara Rimondino ; Luciana Torre ; Ricardo Sahade ; Marcos Tatián (2015)
  • Publisher: Norwegian Polar Institute
  • Journal: Polar Research (issn: 1751-8369, eissn: 1751-8369)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/polar.v34.24338
  • Subject: Sessile macro-epibiont; ascidian; Antarctica; ecosystem- engineer | Ciencias Biológicas | biology; ecology | GC1-1581 | SESSILE MACRO-EPIBIONTS | Antarctica | ascidian | CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS | ecosystem- engineer | Sessile macro-epibiont | GE1-350 | Oceanography | Environmental sciences | Biología Marina, Limnología

The muddy bottoms of inner Potter Cove, King George Island (Isla 25 de Mayo), South Shetlands, Antarctica, show a high density and richness of macrobenthic species, particularly ascidians. In other areas, ascidians have been reported to play the role of ecosystem engine... View more
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