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What a GREAT pic!
It makes me be one of them!
Cheers,
Francisco

Dr. Francisco A. Solís-Marín
Investigador Titular B de TC.
Colección Nacional de Equinodermos
"Dra. Ma. E. Caso Muñoz"
Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología,
UNAM.


> Esteemed Colleagues,
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> 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.
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> 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."
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> "On such a full sea we are now afloat...."  Shakespeare.
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> Cheers, Doris and Dave.
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> David L. Pawson
> Emeritus Senior Scientist,
> National Museum of Natural History
> Smithsonian Institution,
> Washington DC 20013-7012.
> Phone: 202-633-1757
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