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In situ observations on three species of largefinned deep-sea squids

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Date Issued:
2002
Title: In situ observations on three species of largefinned deep-sea squids.
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Name(s): Vecchione, M., creator
Roper, C. F. E., creator
Widder, Edith A., creator
Frank, Tamara M., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2002
Publisher: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Extent: 10 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3171653 (digitool), FADT3171653 (IID), fau:5648 (fedora)
Note(s): The manned submersible Johnson Sea-Link II was used for a series of dives on the continental slope of the eastern Gulf of Mexico in September 1995. The deep-sea squids Mastigoteuthis hjorti Chun, 1913 and Octopoteuthis megaptera (Verrill, 1885) were repeatedly observed at depths of 600-850 m. Both species were videotaped alive, in situ, for the first time during these dives. These species share the characteristic of very large fins, almost as long as the mantle length, but their swimming behavior observed in the vicinity of the submersible differed greatly.
This manuscript is available at http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/bms and may be cited as: Vecchione, M., Roper, C. F. E., Widder, E. A., & Frank, T. M. (2002). In situ observations on three species of largefinned deep-sea squids. Bulletin of Marine Science, 71(2), 893-901.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #1391.
Subject(s): Squids
Giant squids
Oceanography --Observations
Oceanographic submersibles
Marine biology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3171653
Restrictions on Access: ©2002 Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Host Institution: FAU