Deep-water Coral Reefs: Unique Biodiversity Hot-Spots
Deep-water coral reefs are found along large sections of the outer continental shelves and slopes of Europe, from North Cape to the Gulf of Cadiz, and because they also occur along the Atlantic seaboard of USA, the Gulf of Mexico, off Brazil, in the Mediterranean, and off New Zealand, they are currently being targeted by international groups of marine scientists. They have become popular and opportune deep-water research targets because they offer exciting frontier exploration, combined with a whole plethora of modern scientific methods, such as deep-sea drilling, sampling, remote control surveying and documentation. Furthermore they represent timely opportunities for further developments within the application of geochemistry, stable isotope research, bacterial sciences, including DNA-sequestering, and medical research (search for bioactive compounds).
The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) has arranged a deep-sea scientific drilling campaign on giant carbonate banks off Ireland. Because the reefs currently defy traditional marine-ecological theories, they represent future research opportunities and will enjoy scientific scrutiny for many years to come.
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For example, when gas and liquids migrating through deep-sea sediments cause the formation of. Figure 0.1. The ''crown'' of a Lophelia reef off mid-Norway, ...
and liquids migrating through deep-sea sediments cause the formation of gas hydrates in near-surface sediments, then any man-made disturbance can lead to ...
19 3.5 The Scorpio ROV used to photograph and document the Fugl°y reef in 1982 19 3.6 A sidescan sonar record from the sedimentary basin, located upstream ...
26 3.12 Gray and white bacterial mats on the sediment seafloor in the deepest, central part of complex pockmark G11 at Nyegga .
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