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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76 4.4.7 Seep-associated corals and sponges over a leaky field . . 79 4.5 Other reef occurrences off mid-Norway and northern Norway .
106 5.2.2 Seep or non-seep, could drilling resolve the issue? .... 114 5.2.3 The Rockall ... 127 5.2.6 Possible sources of seeping fluids off Ireland .
172 7.5.2 Are they seep bioherms? ..................... 173 7.6 Summary .................................... 177 8 Competing theories.
21 3.9 A sketch illustrating how I suggest light hydrocarbons dissolved in porewater seep up along dipping sedimentary rock layers through the seafloor in ...
... Commission Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change Inferred Seep Last Glacial Maximum Mid Atlantic Ridge Multi Beam ...
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