Laurenz Thomsen Contents

11.1 Introduction 237

11.2 Formation of Organic Rich Aggregates 238

11.3 The Descent through the Water Column 239

11.4 Transport within the Benthic Boundary Layer: The Resuspension Loop .. 241

11.5 Degradation and Decomposition of the Aggregates 243

11.5.1 Bacteria 243

11.5.2 Fauna 244

11.6 Conclusions 245

References 246

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