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2010), and destructive methods of sampling should to be avoided as much as possible. Towed cameras, ROVs, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) or manned submersibles are ideal for sampling the fauna of these fragile habitats (see Chapters 12 and 13). Habitat heterogeneity is also observable on the abyssal plain, which is usually considered homo­ geneous. , 2009). Beside between‐habitat differences, deep‐sea communities may also show differences within the same habitat, due to patchiness related to variation in sedimentary carbon content, physical distur­ bance or micro‐habitat provision.

G. to a specific trench). g. Kingsford & Battershill, 1998, and see Chapter 3). e. up to hundreds of kilometres between stations) if the species/community has a broad distributional range, or a much more dense sampling grid (kilometres to tens of kilometres between stations) if it is known to have a narrower distribution, or have an extreme variability even at a small spatial scale (metres to hundreds of metres between stations). 2 Bathymetric patterns in species distribution Depth‐related trends and range restriction in faunal distribution have been known since the begin­ ning of deep‐sea exploration.

Edited by Malcolm R. Clark, Mireille Consalvey and Ashley A. Rowden. © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Published 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 1 A pictorial representation of the life in a deep sea canyon presented in the February 1953 issue of Life magazine. The original legend stated: ‘Canyon’s mouth at base of a continental slope, jellyfish, viperfish, sea devils, sea cucumbers, quill worms move through lightless depths a mile below last glimmer of sun. Cataract in background is a slump of seaslide of green mud and sand, similar to one that broke the Atlantic cables in 1929’.

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