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Giant Larvacean Houses: Observations from Deep Submersibles

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Science  14 Sep 1979:
Vol. 205, Issue 4411, pp. 1129-1131
DOI: 10.1126/science.205.4411.1129

Abstract

The abundance of large, previously unknown larvacean feeding structures in the deep ocean is a striking contrast to the rarity of such forms taken in net hauls. In some areas, abandoned houses and their disintegrated parts provide a substrate for other organisms and contribute to organic aggregates.

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