Return of the Wood Fall

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  1. Makes me want to ask if a tree falls in the deep ocean, does it make a sound? (But I won’t ask).

    Seriously, it is interesting to find the great diversity of organisms (many apparently undescribed species) coming to these wood falls, mostly as a food source and a habitat on which to complete life cycles. Raises the question as to how the various larval stages find these wood falls. Are there larvae just “floating” around at depth, waiting for some fortuitous wood fall to occur? Are they drawn in from some distance by chemical cues? Same questions exist for whale falls and even new/developing deep sea vents. Lots to learn yet.

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