Hi Doris and Dave
Super photo! - Thanks for sending. Chuck takes the best photos.
All the best
On 2018-02-26 23:34, Pawson, Dave wrote:
> Esteemed Colleagues,
> Chuck Messing recently returned from a NOAA cruise in the Gulf of
> Mexico, and he kindly sent me the attached beautiful image of
> _Chiridota heheva _Pawson & Vance, 2004.
> In an e-mail, Chuck noted "The data for the _C. heheva _pic is Dive
> 10, Green Canyon Area, St. Tammany Basin, 27.04444148N, -91.19010335
> (that’s N and W; the spreadsheet I have does not give minutes),
> depth 1620.8 m; 12 Dec 2017. The dive site was located near a proposed
> Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary expansion zone, as well
> as a Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC) proposed by the Gulf of
> Mexico Fishery Council. The photo was taken in a large _Bathymodiolus
> brooksi_ mussel bed near a methane seep site and also included
> _Neolithodes agassizi_, _Chaceon fenneri, C. quinquedens_,
> _Munidopsis_ sp., _Alvinocaris muricola_, Polynoidae, ophiuroids,
> _Sclerolinum contortum_, and amphipods."
> "On such a full sea we are now afloat...." Shakespeare.
> Cheers, Doris and Dave.
> David L. Pawson
> Emeritus Senior Scientist,
> National Museum of Natural History
> Smithsonian Institution,
> Washington DC 20013-7012.
> Phone: 202-633-1757