Demersal communities of the deep sea

Different ecological conditions (high pressure, low temperature and little food) have brought about a series of adaptations in deep-sea habitats. Organisms living there are characterised by slow growth and metabolism, low population density, low mortality and a long life span. The deep-sea demersal community in our exhibit is inhabited by crustaceans: the European lobster, the European spiny lobster, the sponge crab, as well as fishes: the brown wrasse, the white trevally and the goldblotch grouper.