Macrofauna collected on colonization panels at Snail Vent Field on the Mariana Back-arc in 2014

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This dataset is the presence of taxa collected on colonization panels deployed at Snail hydrothermal vent field on the Mariana Back-arc in the West Pacific. The panels were deployed on cruise YK10-11 in 2010, and recovered on cruise RR1413 in 2014. Samples were preserved in an ammonium sulfate solution, then transferred to ethanol. Macrofauna, including foraminifera and ciliates, were identified to lowest taxonomic level. Genetic barcoding was conducted for a subset of taxa. The purpose of the colonization experiment was to better understand biodiversity at this vent field in the Volcanic Unit of the Marianas Trench National Monument. This dataset derives from counts of colonists reported by Toner et al. (2020, doi:10.1575/1912/bco-dmo.783880.2). Additional funding to standardize these data to Darwin Core for sharing through the Ocean Biogeographic Information System was from NSF DEB-1558904.

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Mary Toner
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
Guest Student
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Stace Beaulieu
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Senior Research Specialist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Susan Mills
  • Originator
Emeritus Research Scholar
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Abigail Benson
  • Publisher
U.S. Geological Survey

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marine, harvest by iOBIS

Alternative Identifiers 24764109-7e9f-4dc0-80cd-289d11bfd9e1