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Vertical distribution, behavior, chemical composition and metabolism of Stauroteuthis syrtensis (Octopoda:Cirrata) in the Northwest Atlantic

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  • Octopoda
  • Metabolism
  • Vertical Distribution (Aquatic Biology)
  • Biochemistry


The present study provides the first measurements of O2 consumption and NH4+ and PO4 3– excretion for Stauroteuthis syrtensis collected in Oceanographer Canyon, a deep-water canyon that indents the southern boundary of Georges Bank. Furthermore, in situ observations from crewed submersibles documented the vertical distribution and behavior of these octopods in this and 2 adjacent canyons, Hydrographer and Lydonia Canyons.

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