On the Edge of a Deep Biosphere: Real Animals in Extreme Environments

  1. William S.D. Wilcock,
  2. Edward F Delong,
  3. Deborah S. Kelley,
  4. John A. Baross and
  5. S. Craig Cary
  1. James J. Childress1,
  2. Charles F. Fisher2,
  3. Horst Felbeck3 and
  4. Peter Girguis4

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/144GM04

The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges

The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges

How to Cite

Childress, J. J., Fisher, C. F., Felbeck, H. and Girguis, P. (2004) On the Edge of a Deep Biosphere: Real Animals in Extreme Environments, in The Subseafloor Biosphere at Mid-Ocean Ridges (eds W. S.D. Wilcock, E. F. Delong, D. S. Kelley, J. A. Baross and S. Craig Cary), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/144GM04

Author Information

  1. 1

    Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, Uc Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California

  2. 2

    Dept. of Biology, the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

  3. 3

    Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, California

  4. 4

    Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904092

Online ISBN: 9781118666135

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Keywords:

  • Deep-sea ecology—Congresses;
  • Mid-ocean ridges—Congresses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Possible Subsurface Metazoan Lifestyles

  • Limits to Life for Metazoans

  • Case Studies of Animals Living in Extreme Habitats

  • Limits as we know them Now