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This work is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) priority program 527 IODP/ODP grant SCHI 535/7 to A.S. The DFG also provided ship time and financial support for the Cruises MSM 11/1 and MSM 20/5 with the German R/V Maria S. Merian. We thank the chiefs Wolfgang Bach, Katrina Edwards, and Heiner Villinger, the crew, and the science party members, especially Anna Blazejak and Beth N. Orcutt for their efforts during sampling.