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dc.contributor.authorRomano, Chiaraes_ES
dc.contributor.authorFlexas, María del Mares_ES
dc.contributor.authorSegura, Martaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorRomán, Saraes_ES
dc.contributor.authorBahamon, Nixones_ES
dc.contributor.authorGili, Josep Mariaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorSánchez-Vidal, Annaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorMartin, Danieles_ES
dc.identifier.citationDeep-sea Research I: Oceanographic Research Papers 129 : 99-115es_ES
dc.description.abstractNumerous organisms, including both passive sinkers and active migrators, are captured in sediment traps together with sediments. By capturing these “swimmers”, the traps become an extraordinarily tool to obtain relevant information on the biodiversity and dynamics of deep-sea organisms. Here we analyze near-bottom swimmers larger than 500 mm and their fluxes collected from eight near-bottom sediment traps installed on instrumented moorings deployed nearby Blanes Canyon (BC). Our data, obtained from November 2008 to October 2009 with a sampling rate of 15 days, constitutes the first year-long, continuous time series of the whole swimmers’ community collected at different traps and bottom depths (from 300 m to 1800 m) inside a submarine canyon and on its adjacent open slope (OS). The traps captured 2155 specimens belonging to 70 taxa, with Crustacea (mainly Copepoda) and Annelida Polychaeta accounting for more than 90% of the total abundance. Almost half of the identified taxa (33) were only present in BC traps, where mean annual swimmer fluxes per trap were almost one order of magnitude higher than in the OS ones. Temporal variability in swimmer fluxes was more evident in BC than in OS. Fluxes dropped in winter (in coincidence with the stormy period in the region) and remained low until the following spring. In spring, there was a switch in taxa composition, including an increase of planktonic organisms. Additionally, we report drastic effects of extreme events, such as major storms, on deep-sea fauna. The impact of such extreme events along submarine canyon systems calls to rethink the influence of climate-driven phenomena on deep-sea ecosystems and, consequently, on their living resources.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipOur research was supported by the PROMETEO research project (Ref. CTM2007- 66316-C02-02/MAR) funded by the Spanish State Research Plan. This is a contribution to the Consolidated Research Group on Marine Benthic Ecology of the “Generalitat de Catalunya” (2014SGR120). CR received an International Outgoing Fellowship from the People Programme (Marie S. Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) (www.DeepFall-project.eu) under the REA grant agreement N. PIOF-GA-2013-628146.es_ES
dc.subjectDeep-sea ecologyes_ES
dc.subjectSubmarine canyones_ES
dc.subjectSediment trapes_ES
dc.subjectPlanktonic and benthopelagic faunaes_ES
dc.subjectTimeseries dataes_ES
dc.titleCanyon effect and seasonal variability of deep-sea organisms in the NW Mediterranean: synchronous, year-long captures of "swimmers" from nearbottom sediment traps in a submarine canyon and its adjacent open slopees_ES
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer reviewedes_ES
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