publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Deep-sea environment and biodiversity of the West African Equatorial margin

Sibuet, Myriam; Vangriesheim, Annick;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2009 Journal: Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, volume 56, pages 2,156-2,168 (issn: 0967-0645, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: France
Abstract
The long-term BIOZAIRE multidisciplinary deep-sea environmental program on the West Equatorial African margin organized in partnership between Ifremer and TOTAL aimed at characterizing the benthic community structure in relation with physical and chemical processes in a region of oil and gas interest. The morphology of the deep Congo submarine channel and the sedimentological structures of the deep-sea fan were established during the geological ZAIANGO project and helped to select study sites ranging from 350 to 4800 m water depth inside or near the channel and away from its influence. Ifremer conducted eight deep-sea cruises on board research vessels between 20...
Subjects
free text keywords: Cold coral, Cold seep communities, Benthos diversity, Congo canyon, Gulf of Guinea, Oceanography, Reef, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Coral reef, Benthic zone, Cold seep, Habitat, Deep sea, Turbidity current, Geology, Continental margin

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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Deep-sea environment and biodiversity of the West African Equatorial margin

Sibuet, Myriam; Vangriesheim, Annick;