Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 1279–1280 | Cite as

First sighting of a siphonophore of the genus Bathyphysa from the South Atlantic

  • Daniel O. B. Jones
  • Philip R. Pugh



Thanks to Rob O’Brien, Shirley Oliveira, and Clemente Joao for providing access to this observation, which was obtained by BP Exploration (Angola) Limited and Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola, E.P. (Sonangol). This is an output of the SERPENT Project DJ was supported by UK Natural Environment Research Council National Capability funding.


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© Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Oceanography CentreUniversity of Southampton Waterfront Campus, European WaySouthamptonUK

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