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Question number: 13 Posted: 24 Nov 2004 13:21
Topic: Abyssal plain fauna Creator: Anne-Gerd Lind
Status: New Scientist: Brigitte Hilbig
Written by: Anne-Gerd Lind 24 Nov 2004 13:21

Are there any other reasons for that the bivalvians (and other shellforming mussels/molluscs) cannot live/form their shells in the great depths, than the increasing solubility of carbondiokside-and falling temperature- ? Is the reason just chemical? Could it have beeen an emty niche for the mussels?

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