To study the metabolism of autotrophic sulphur-oxidizing bacteria symbiotic in pogonophores, bivalve molluscs and other infauna of the soft sediments of the continental slope in the Bay of Biscay, and to measure the sulphide and sulphate content and rate of sulphate reduction in the sediments in relation to the global sulphur cycle.
Alan Southward (Marine Biological Association of the UK)
N. Bay of Biscay
Water bottle stations
Other chemical oceanographic measurements
Description: sulphide suphate
Biology and fisheries
Quantity: number of hauls = 12 Description: energy transfers