Pogonophora on the New England Continental Slope

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Science  26 Jul 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3578, pp. 358-359
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3578.358


Two species of Pogonophora on the continental slope off southern New England are reported. Two species were found: Siboglinum ekmani Jägersten and Siboglinum sp., an undescribed species. The density of both species combined, at 366 mµ, was 30 per square meter and at 567 m depth, it was 25 per square meter. The dominant macrobenthic organisms with which they were associated were polychaete worms and foraminiferans.