Experimental evidence for filter-feeding by the hydrothermal vent mussel, Bathymodiolus thermophilus

H. M. Page, A. Fiala-Medioni, C. R. Fisher, J. J. Childress

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Abstract

We provide experimental evidence, using a high-pressure recirculating aquarium and radiolabeled bacteria, that the hydrothermal vent mussel. Bathymodiolus thermophilus, can clear and assimilate particulate organic matter. Our results support previous evidence that this mussel can filter-feed on particulate organic matter to supplement nutrients provided by endosymbiotic chemoautotrophic bacteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1455-1461
Number of pages7
JournalDeep Sea Research Part A, Oceanographic Research Papers
Volume38
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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In: Deep Sea Research Part A, Oceanographic Research Papers, Vol. 38, No. 12, 01.01.1991, p. 1455-1461.

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