Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

Supershrimp: Deep Bioturbation in the Strait of Canso, Nova Scotia

George S. Pemberton, Michael J. Risk and Dale E. Buckley
Science
New Series, Vol. 192, No. 4241 (May 21, 1976), pp. 790-791
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1742515
Page Count: 2
  • More info
  • Cite this Item
Preview not available
Preview not available

Abstract

Axius serratus, a crustacean thought to be extremely rare, was discovered in large numbers in polluted regions of the Strait of Canso. The shrimp may live deeper than 3 meters in the sediment; burrows are kept open to at least 2.5 meters. Sediment contained in old filled burrows is anomalous in its distribution of particle size and its content of water, organic carbon, and trace elements. These anomalous qualitites affect the geotechnical properties of sediments on the sea floor.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
790
    790
  • Thumbnail: Page 
791
    791