Accession Number : AD0716819

Title :   The Deep-Sea Benthos in the Gulf of Mexico.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16 Dec 67-15 Dec 69,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Pequegnat,William E.

Report Date : 09 DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This study is concerned with the biology of the deep sea. Organisms and environment in the broad sense are inseparable. One spin off from this broad context has been a collection (by biological dredge) of rocks from the Sigsbee Knolls that date to Carboniferous age. Since the oldest rocks known from any ocean basin up to this time are of Cretaceous age, the present discovery provides the oldest rock (318 million years) found in any ocean basin. The study has been concerned to a large extent with taxonomical and zoogeographical considerations. Future emphasis can be built upon this foundation and extended to encompass quantitative ecological problems. This report is comprised of lists of technical reports, publications in journals, books, invited papers, and titles of advanced degree programs based upon contract work.

Descriptors :   (*MEXICO GULF, *MARINE BIOLOGY), DEEP WATER, OCEAN BOTTOM, AQUATIC ANIMALS, CLASSIFICATION, GEOLOGY

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE