in video surveys (ROV Jason in 1998 and 1999 and ROV JasonII in 2003 and 2004) and/or
camera sled/otter trawl transects (in 2003)
These classifications are best
guesses and subject to change. Classification
was checked first with Tree of Life
and then with European Register of Marine
Species in June 2006.
Click on the filename prefix for additional photos of that specific type of organism.
(* verified by collection)
||Benthic or Pelagic?
||Tentatively resembles Bathysiphon, but could be a
|Xenophyophora||Psamminida||Psamminidae||Plate-like psamminid xenophyophore||Xenophyophore||pro_xen_2
||Tentatively resembles Psammetta, but spoke trace could be
created by other organism
||Xenophyophore spoke trace?
Total number of types of megafauna-sized protists tentatively identified: 4, all benthic.
*** I would like to thank A. Gooday and A. Rathburn for helping identify the protists. ***