Megafauna of vulnerable marine ecosystems in French mediterranean submarine canyons: Spatial distribution and anthropogenic impacts

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Fabri, Marie-claire; Pedel, Laura; Beuck, L.; Galgani, Francois; Hebbeln, D.; Freiwald, A.;
  • Publisher: Pergamon-elsevier Science Ltd
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.06.016
  • Subject: Bathyal-benthic zone | Mediterranean Sea | Biodiversity | Litter | Cold-water coral | Fishing impact | Bauxite red mud waste | Seafloor mapping | French submarine canyons (43 degrees N, 5 degrees E)

Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VME) in the deep Mediterranean Sea have been identified by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean as consisting of communities of Scleractinia (Lophelia pertusa and Madrepora oculata), Pennatulacea (Funiculina quadrangularis... View more
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