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Octocoral gardens in the Gulf of Maine (NW Atlantic)

Octocoral gardens in the Gulf of Maine (NW Atlantic) Octocorals had been considered a common component of the seafloor fauna in the Gulf of Maine, but it appears a century of impacts have reduced coral distribution to small refugia. Here we provide a preliminary report of a recent expedition that discovered dense coral garden communities at two sites >200 m depth. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biodiversity Taylor & Francis

Octocoral gardens in the Gulf of Maine (NW Atlantic)

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2013 Biodiversity Conservancy International
ISSN
2160-0651
eISSN
1488-8386
DOI
10.1080/14888386.2013.850446
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Abstract

Octocorals had been considered a common component of the seafloor fauna in the Gulf of Maine, but it appears a century of impacts have reduced coral distribution to small refugia. Here we provide a preliminary report of a recent expedition that discovered dense coral garden communities at two sites >200 m depth.

Journal

BiodiversityTaylor & Francis

Published: Dec 1, 2013

Keywords: deep-sea coral; refugia; density; photography; conservation

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