In situ observations of a possible skate nursery off the western Antarctic Peninsula

Academic Article


  • A dense aggregation of skate egg cases was imaged during a photographic survey of the sea floor along the western Antarctic Peninsula in November 2013. Egg cases were noted in a narrow band between 394 and 443 m depth. Although some skate species in other oceans are known to utilize restricted areas to deposit eggs in great numbers, such nurseries have not been described in the Southern Ocean.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 6121138
  • Author List

  • Amsler MO; Smith KE; Mcclintock JB; Singh H; Thatje S; Vos SC; Brothers CJ; Brown A; Ellis D; Anderson J
  • Start Page

  • 1867
  • End Page

  • 1872
  • Volume

  • 86
  • Issue

  • 6