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Recovery and maintenance of live amphipods at a pressure of 580 bars from an ocean depth of 5700 meters.
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PMID:  17740699     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Amphipods were collected from an ocean depth of 5700 meters in a windowed pressure-retaining trap, kept alive in the trap for as long as 9 days aboard ship, and transported to a land laboratory. Observations suggest that the animals can easily tolerate decompressions of 29 percent and briefly of 70 percent of the value of 580 bars, the pressure of their natural habitat. The average pleopod beat frequency was 106 beats per minute. Evidence suggests that food (fish bait) can have at least a 4-day residence time in the gut of these animals.
A A Yayanos
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  200     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1978 Jun 
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Created Date:  2010-06-08     Completed Date:  2010-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1056-9     Citation Subset:  -    
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