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Table 1 Submersible expeditions to recover Osedax samples

From: Temporal variation and lack of host specificity among bacterial endosymbionts of Osedax bone worms (Polychaeta: Siboglinidae)

    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
  1. * ROV Tiburon dives preceded by “T”; and ROV Doc Ricketts dives preceded by “DR”.
  2. Days since deployment of whale-1820 carcass.