For years scientists viewed the deep sea as calm, quiet, and undisturbed, with marine species existing in an ecologically stable and uniform environment. Recent discoveries have completely transformed that understanding and the deep sea is recognized as a complicated and dynamic environment with a rich diversity of marine species. Carefully designe

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Section II: Food Supply of Organic Matter to the Deep-Sea Floor

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Section III: Deep-Sea Benthic Life

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Section IV: Deep-Sea Benthic Diversity

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2Chapter 4 Meiofaunal Diversity

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Section V: Deep-Sea Benthic Functioning

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Meiobenthic Predation on Prokaryotes

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Section VI: Suggested Readings for the Study of Deep-Sea Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning

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Suggested Readings