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Title: A taxonomic and distributional analysis of the "Golden-Eye" mysid in the Monterey Bay Canyon
Student Author(s): McLaughlin, Mark
Faculty Advisor(s): Baxter, Chuck
Pages: 21
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1990
Abstract: Remote operated vehicle (ROV) dives in the Monterey Bay Canyon revealed the ubiquitous presence of an unidentified, orange-pigmented mysid. An analysis of videotape footage taken on numerous ROV dives during a one year time period was done to examine the distribution, habitat, and behavior of the mysid. Samples were also taken using a suction sampler on the ROV and taxonomic and observational studies were performed on these samples. It was found that the mysid may be a new species and a proper identification continues to be pursued. A preference for soft sediment was also found in the mysid, and it is felt that this may be a reflection of available habitat type and feeding requirements.