Observation of manganese deposits in the Bear and Balanus New England Seamounts, Atlantic Ocean, supplement to: Moore, J A; Vecchione, M; Hartel, K E; Collette, B B; Galbraight, J K; Gibbons, R; Turnipseed, M; Southworth, M; Watkins, E (2001): Biodiversity of Bear Seamount, New England Seamount Chain: Results of Exploratory Trawling. Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization, Scientific Council Meeting - September 2001 (Deep-sea Fisheries Symposium - Oral) NAFO SCR Doc. 01/155, Serial No. N4549, 1-8


Bear Seamount (39° 55'N, 67° 30'W) is an extinct undersea volcano located inside the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone south of Georges Bank. The fauna associated with the seamount was little known until twenty trawl stations were made 2-7 December 2000, by the NOAA ship Delaware II. The objective of the cruise was to begin to document the biodiversity on and over the seamount, particularly of fishes, cephalopods, and crustaceans. Representatives of most species were preserved as vouchers and for subsequent definitive identification. Preliminary identifications indicate the capture of 115 fish species. Among these were a number of new fish records for the area or rare species, including Acromycter pertubator (Congridae), Alepocephalus bairdii (Alepocephalidae), Mirognathus normani (Alepocephalidae), Bathygadus favosus (Bathygadidae), Nezumia longebarbata (Macrouridae), Gaidropsarus argentatus (Phycidae), and Dibranchus tremendus (Ogcocephalidae). Only two fish species of potential commercial importance were encountered: Coryphaenoides rupestris and Macrourus berglax. Cephalopods comprised 26 species in 15 families, including one new distributional record and several rarelycollected species. The crustacean fauna was diverse with at least 46 species. Totals for other invertebrate species are pending laboratory identification, but number at least 113 species in 10 phyla. This includes a number of new distributional records and a new species of gorgonian.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.871227
Related Identifier http://archive.nafo.int/open/sc/2001/scr01-155.pdf
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.7289/V52Z13FT
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.7289/V53X84KN
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Creator Moore, J A; Vecchione, M; Hartel, K E; Collette, B B; Galbraight, J K; Gibbons, R; Turnipseed, M; Southworth, M; Watkins, E
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2003
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 29 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-67.400W, 39.383S, -65.400E, 39.917N); Bear Seamount, Atlantic Ocean; Balanus Seamount, Atlantic Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 1962-06-28T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1968-07-23T00:00:00Z