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Date:         Fri, 28 Sep 2001 11:12:59 +0200
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From:         "Henk H. Dijkstra" <h.h.dijkstra@WXS.NL>
Subject:      Re: Attached treasures from the deep.
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Dear Ross,

Type material of Delectopecten fosterianus (Powell, 1933) from New Zealand was also collected from a deep-sea cable (about 1000 m depth). Powell mentioned that "The species is named after Mr W. Foster, of the cable steamer "Recorder", who, by collecting material from cables at every opportunity, has done much to further our knowledge of deep-sea life in Australasian waters." Delectopecten species are generally attached in large quantities by byssal threads to substrates.

All the best,


***************************************************** Henk H. Dijkstra (Hon. Res. Ass.) c/o Department of Malacology, Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam P.O. Box 94766, 1090 GT Amsterdam, The Netherlands E-mail: ---------------------- Private address: Gravinneweg 12, 8604 CA Sneek, The Netherlands E-mail: *****************************************************

> Van: Ross Mayhew <rmayhew@NS.SYMPATICO.CA> > Beantwoord: Conchologists of America List <CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> > Datum: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 02:35:57 +0000 > Aan: CONCH-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU > Onderwerp: Attached treasures from the deep. > > Let's try again: must be SOME stories of this sort out there!!!: > Linda & Paul have openened up a potentially very interesting discussion: > when deep pipelines, cables, and other long-submerged objects are > brought back to our airy realm, many wonderful treasures are often > attatched. Do some of the good citizens of the list have stories about > such events - treasures from the deeps brought to light by accident when > appropriate man-made substrates are returned to the surface after years > of "collecting" molluscs?? If so, let's hear them!!! > >> From the finally-wet North (fire ban in New Scotland woodlands was > lifted yesterday!), > Ross.

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