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Cold-water coral distributions in the Drake Passage area from towed camera observations - Initial interpretations

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Waller RG, Scanlon KM, Robinson LF (2011) Cold-Water Coral Distributions in the Drake Passage Area from Towed Camera Observations – Initial Interpretations. PLoS ONE 6(1): e16153. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016153

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Seamounts are unique deep-sea features that create habitats thought to have high levels of endemic fauna, productive fisheries and benthic communities vulnerable to anthropogenic impacts. Many seamounts are isolated features, occurring in the high seas, where access is limited and thus biological data scarce. There are numerous seamounts within the Drake Passage (Southern Ocean), yet high winds, frequent storms and strong currents make seafloor sampling particularly difficult. As a result, few attempts to collect biological data have been made, leading to a paucity of information on benthic habitats or fauna in this area, particularly those on primarily hard-bottom seamounts and ridges. During a research cruise in 2008 six locations [...]

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