The cruise of the Marion Dufresne off the Brazilian coast: account of the scientific results and list of stations


en Zoosystema 21 (4) - Pages 597-605

Published on 24 December 1999

This article is a part of the thematic issue Brazilian Deep Water Fauna: Results of the Océanographie Cruise TAAF MD55

From May 6 to June 2 1987 the Marion Dufresne obtained a large series of deep water samples from off the southeastern Brazilian coast, oceanographic cruise TAAF MD55/Brazil. The MD55 collections include several new species and records from the southwestern Atlantic. Knowledge of the deep water fauna from that region has been broadened as a result of a series of reports published in the last ten years. An account of the scientific results published so far is presented herein.

Keywords :

Oceanographic cruise, deep water fauna, southwestern Atlantic, Brazil.

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