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Manganese nodules – spawning grounds for deep-sea octopuses

2015-09-06

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Bonn, Germany

Manganese nodules at the bottom of the Pacific are important spawning grounds for deep-sea octopuses. The creatures lay their eggs on sponges that only grow on manganese nodules. This new discovery highlights the need for thorough research into the ecological effects of potential deep-sea mining.

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  • Title: Manganese nodules – spawning grounds for deep-sea octopuses
  • Date Created: 2015-09-06
  • Subject Keywords: Wissenschaftsjahr 2016*17 - Meere und Ozeane
  • Rights: OFOS/Alfred-Wegener-Institut

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