Table 1.

Locations of sampling stations and sample distribution

StationCruise, dive no.LatitudeLongitudeDepth (m)Sediment core Depth interval of sediment subcore (cm)a
CR, LEO 2500R/V Atlantis II cruise 133, DSVAlvin dive 307639°19.92′N70°39.80′W2,616CR-10–2
11–13
25–27
CR, LEO 2500R/V Atlantis II Cruise 133, DSVAlvin dive 308038°49.15′N72°08.25′W2,605CR-20–2
21–23
APR/V Oceanuscruise 28237°23.23′N68°49.95′W4,500AP0–2
11–13
15–17
ACR/V Oceanus cruise 28239°50.05′N70°13.95′W1,500ACb 0–2
7–9
  • a An rDNA library was constructed for each depth interval.

  • b AC sediment subcores for RNA extraction were collected at each of the following depth intervals: 0, 4, 6, 8, and 16 cm.