Table 1

Submersible expeditions to recover Osedax samples
Number Osedax examined
Date Dive no.* Days Whale bone Cow bone
20-Mar-06 0 deployed
23-May-06 T990 64 9 deployed
24-Oct-06 T1048 218 24 9
10-Jan-07 T1071 296 21 0
15-Aug-07 T1119 513 22 14
18-Dec-07 T1163 638 20 14
10-Mar-09 DR12 1086 27 6

* ROV Tiburon dives preceded by “T”; and ROV Doc Ricketts dives preceded by “DR”.

Days since deployment of whale-1820 carcass.

Salathé and Vrijenhoek

Salathé and Vrijenhoek BMC Evolutionary Biology 2012 12:189   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-189

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