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Discovery of New Hydrothermal Activity and Chemosynthetic Fauna on the Central Indian Ridge at 18°–20°S

  • Kentaro Nakamura mail,

    kentaron@jamstec.go.jp

    Affiliation: Precambrian Ecosystem Laboratory (PEL), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Hiromi Watanabe,

    Affiliation: Marine Biodiversity Research Program, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Junichi Miyazaki,

    Affiliations: Precambrian Ecosystem Laboratory (PEL), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan, Subsurface Geobiology Advanced Research (SUGAR) Project, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Ken Takai,

    Affiliations: Precambrian Ecosystem Laboratory (PEL), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan, Subsurface Geobiology Advanced Research (SUGAR) Project, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Shinsuke Kawagucci,

    Affiliation: Precambrian Ecosystem Laboratory (PEL), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Takuro Noguchi,

    Affiliation: Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University, Nankoku, Kochi, Japan

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  • Suguru Nemoto,

    Affiliation: Enoshima Aquarium, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Tomo-o Watsuji,

    Affiliation: Subsurface Geobiology Advanced Research (SUGAR) Project, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Takuya Matsuzaki,

    Affiliation: Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University, Nankoku, Kochi, Japan

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  • Takazo Shibuya,

    Affiliation: Precambrian Ecosystem Laboratory (PEL), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan

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  • Kei Okamura,

    Affiliation: Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University, Nankoku, Kochi, Japan

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  • Masashi Mochizuki,

    Affiliation: Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Meguro, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Yuji Orihashi,

    Affiliation: Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Tamaki Ura,

    Affiliation: Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Meguro, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Akira Asada,

    Affiliation: Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Meguro, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Daniel Marie,

    Affiliation: Mauritius Oceanography Institute, Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius

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  • Meera Koonjul,

    Affiliation: Albion Fisheries Research Centre, Petite Rivière, Mauritius

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  • Manvendra Singh,

    Affiliation: Mauritius Oceanography Institute, Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius

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  • Girish Beedessee,

    Affiliation: Mauritius Oceanography Institute, Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius

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  • Mitrasen Bhikajee,

    Affiliation: Mauritius Oceanography Institute, Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius

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  • Kensaku Tamaki

    Affiliation: Frontier Research Center for Energy and Resources (FRCER), The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Published: March 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032965

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