Dr. Kim Stacy in the Benthic Lab publishes on deep sea hydrothermal vent communities

Peripheral vent communities in the Western Pacific are poorly known, and currently under threat from deep sea mining. We found abundant carnivorous suspension feeders, with distinctive spatial distributions of endemic species. Graduate student Kenji Soto is investigating the causes for this pattern in his thesis research. 

Follow this link for the full paper: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/maec.12313/full