Dispersal from Selected Western Pacific Ocean Vent Fields

Potential larval transport from selected vent fields in the western Pacific Ocean as determined by cutting-edge ocean models. The numbers can be regarded as the expected number of times larvae would be transported in 3.8 million years, close to a typical lifetime of a spreading center in the back-arc basins of the Western Pacific (5–10 million years). Arrows show the direction of connections.

18 March 2016
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