Deep Water Coral Reefs

Unique Biodiversity Hot-Spots

Martin Hovland

Deep Water Coral Reefs Deep-water coral reefs are currently the target of intensive research, offering exciting opportunities for frontier exploration. Using a battery of modern techniques, such as deep-sea drilling, sampling, remote control surveying and documentation, marine scientists are hoping to find answers to questions such as:




Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Coral reefs
  3. A modern re-discovery
  4. Scandinavian coral reefs
  5. North Atlantic coral reefs and giantícarbonateímounds
  6. Other deep-water coral reefs, worldwide
  7. Ancient and modern analogues
  8. Competing theories
  9. An unintended extinction?
  10. Conclusions

Appendix A Some additional photographs and images
Appendix B Epilogue



Extent: 288 pages, 4 colour throughout
Binding: Hardback
Publication Date: May 2008
ISBN: 978-1-4020-8461-4



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