The shallow water benthic habitat of the SW Beaufort Sea is frequently
gouged by the keels of ice pressure ridges. This natural physical
disturbance was hypothesized to be an important factor affecting the
structure of the benthic community. Smith-McIntyre grab samples were
taken from three discrete gouge axes and from...
A study was undertaken in Yaquina Bay, Oregon during the
summer of 1964 to determine the distribution and the factors affecting
the distribution of the polychaete worm, Nephtys caecoides,
Hartman, 1938, in the estuary.
This organism has a continuous distribution from offshore to
a point approximately eight kilometers into the...
Samples of benthic organisms off the coast of Oregon, taken
from depths varying from 50 to 2900 meters, have been analyzed in
terms of diversity at a given station, and similarity and ecological
distance to other stations. Estimates of epifauna abundance were
also made. In the analysis an important distinction...
Two separate studies on the distribution of gammarid amphipods in the bathyal and abyssal benthic environments demonstrated that different assemblages could be found at a single depth over distances on the order of 100 kilometers. These studies evaluated changes in the species composition and relative abundance of the amphipod assemblage...
Eleven cruises were conducted on the Oregon continental slope
from April 1973 to March 1975 to assess the biology and ecology of
the Tanner crab, Chionoecetes tanneri Rathbun. Bathymetric and seasonal
analysis of the distribution of adult Tanner crabs west of Coos
Bay, Oregon, revealed no segregation of sexes or...