Cold-Water Corals and Ecosystems (Erlangen Earth Conference Series) (Erlangen Earth Conference Series)

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Subjects:

  • Applied ecology,
  • Mathematics and Science,
  • Earth Sciences - Oceanography,
  • Corals,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology,
  • Earth Sciences - Geology,
  • Paleontology,
  • Cold-water coral reef,
  • Science / Oceanography,
  • deep-water biology,
  • geochemistry,
  • habitat mapping,
  • paleoceanography,
  • Coral reef ecology,
  • Congresses,
  • Deep sea ecology

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Book details

ContributionsAndre Freiwald (Editor), J. Murray Roberts (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages1243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9055221M
ISBN 103540241361
ISBN 109783540241362

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Conventionally, coral reefs are regarded as restricted to warm and well-illuminated tropical seas, not associated with cold and dark waters of. Fabulous new book on cold water corals. From the publisher's announcement: Following the exciting exploration of hot vent and cold seep ecosystems, the rediscovery of cold-water coral ecosystems with high-technology instrumentation is currently another hot topic in multidisciplinary marine research.

Following the exciting exploration of hot vent and cold seep ecosystems, the rediscovery of cold-water coral ecosystems with high-technology instrumentation is currently another hot topic in multidisciplinary marine research. Conventionally, coral reefs are regarded as restricted to warm and well-illuminated tropical seas, not associated with cold and dark waters of higher latitudes.

This broad-ranging treatment is the first to synthesise current understanding of all types of cold-water coral, covering their ecology, biology, palaeontology and geology.

Beginning with a history of research in the field, the authors describe the approaches needed to study corals in the deep by: Cold-water coral ecosystems are involved in the formation of large seabed structures such as reefs and giant carbonate mounds, and they represent unexploited paleo-environmental archives of Earth history.

Like their tropical cousins, cold-water coral ecosystems harbour rich species diversity. What do we know about Mediterranean Cold (Deep)-Water coral ecosystems. In this book, specialists offer answers and insights with a series of chapters and short papers about the paleoecology, biology, physiology and ecology of the corals and other organisms that comprise these ecosystems.

For a more complete and perhaps comprehensive review of reef occurrences across the globe, I recommend the book by Freiwald and Roberts (), 'Cold-water corals and ecosystems. Introduction. by The Ocean Portal Team.

It may be the last place you’d expect to find corals—up to 6, m (20, ft) below the ocean’s surface, where the water is icy cold and the light dim or absent. Yet believe it or not, lush coral gardens thrive here. Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world.

Coral polyps, the animals primarily responsible for building reefs, can take many forms: large reef building colonies, graceful flowing fans, and even small, solitary nds of species of corals have been discovered; some live in warm, shallow, tropical seas and others in the cold, dark depths of the ocean.

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Comprehensive and authoritative, it covers their exploration, geology, biology and ecology, human impacts. Cold-water corals are found at temperatures ranging from 4 to 13 °C and depths between 50 and m depths.

20 Most of the reef-forming cold-water corals, such as the Lophelia pertusa reefs in the NE Atlantic, are found on the upper part of the continental slope and on seamounts. Reef-forming corals are estimated to cover an area of ca.

Author: Eva Ramirez-Llodra. This broad-ranging treatment is the first to synthesise current understanding of all types of cold-water coral, covering their ecology, biology, palaeontology and geology.

Beginning with a history of research in the field, the authors describe the approaches needed to study corals in the deep sea. Alex Rogers is a marine biologist working on the ecology and conservation of marine ecosystem.

Most of his research has focused on Antarctic and deep-sea habitats, including seamounts, hydrothermal vents and cold-water corals. COLD-WATER CORALS: THE BIOLOGY AND GEOLOGY OF DEEP-SEA CORAL HABITATS There are more coral species in deep, cold waters than in tropical coral reefs.

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Series: Erlangen Earth Conference Series. With regard to more aesthetic services, there are an increasing number of books and documentaries discussing deep-sea ecosystems and habitats including cold water corals, for example documentaries like David Attenborough׳s The Blue Planet – Into the Deep or books and exhibitions such as Claire Nouvian׳s The Deep.

A number of international environmental organisations and NGOs have been Cited by: A cost-effective approach to protecting deep-sea coral and sponge ecosystems with an application to Alaska's Aleutian Islands region.

In Cold-Water Corals and Ecosystems, eds. Freiwald, A. and Roberts, J. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. In book: Marine Animal Forests, pp Mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) are light-dependent coral reef communities Trophic Ecology and Habitat Provision in Cold-water Coral Ecosystems.

What do we know about Mediterranean Cold (Deep)-Water coral ecosystems. In this book, specialists offer answers and insights with a series of chapters and short papers about the paleoecology, biology, physiology and ecology of the corals and other organisms that comprise these : Unlike tropical reef-building corals, cold-water corals can grow in the dark, in deep, cold water, catching their own food.

Lophelia pertusa is the only reef-forming coral in British waters. Around Scotland, reefs form mainly on continental slopes off the west coast, at a depth of to m. Cold-Water Corals is the first comprehensive synthesis of one of the most active areas of current deep-sea research. It is a timely contribution to this field, which is experiencing a rapid increase in the number of scientific publications, has been the subject of several directed research programs, and has been the focus of four international conferences to by: 1.

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Cold-water corals have been known since the 18th century. Only recently, as fishery and oil exploration activities in deeper waters have increased, have developments in acoustic survey techniques and access to submersibles revealed the scale and abundance of cold-water coral ecosystems (1, 2).Corals occur individually, as isolated colonies, in small patch reefs several meters Cited by: Structured on a temporal axis—Past, Present and Future—the reviews and selected study cases cover the cold and deep coral habitats known to date in the Mediterranean Basin.

This book illustrates and explains the deep Mediterranean coral habitats that might have originated similar thriving ecosystems in today’s Atlantic Ocean.

Cold-water corals are an important part of deep-water ecosystems. • Research on cold-water corals has grown rapidly from the mids. • Integrated interdisciplinary research is essential to explain their ecology.

• They have been degraded by trawling and are threatened by ocean warming and acidification. •Cited by:   The impact of bottom trawling on cold-water corals (CWC) has been thoroughly studied and shown to be long-lasting; however the effects of bottom longlining on CWC ecosystems have received little by: DOI: /CBO Corpus ID: Cold-Water Corals: The Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral Habitats @inproceedings{RobertsColdWaterCT, title={Cold-Water Corals: The Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral Habitats}, author={John Murray Roberts and Andrew Wheeler and Andr{\'e} Freiwald and Stephen D.

Cairns}, year={} }. Coral reefs are found in a wide range of environments, where they provide food and habitat to a large range of organisms as well as providing many other ecological goods and services.

Warm-water coral reefs, for example, occupy shallow sunlit, warm, and alkaline waters in order to grow and calcify at the high rates necessary to build and maintain their calcium carbonate structures. At Cited by: ‘Cold-water coral reefs form a remarkable and truly valuable ecosystem off our coasts which our nations must work together to protect.’ Minister Martin Cullen, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Ireland ‘Cold-water coral reefs are vitally important ecosystems, with immense biodiversity value; a treasure that must be.

Coral reefs are usually associated with warm, tropical waters and exotic fish, but not with the cold, deep and dark waters of the North Atlantic where corals were regarded as oddities on the seafloor.

It is now known that cold-water coral species also produce reefs, which may rival their tropical cousins in terms of the species richness of associated marine life. Cold Water Corals and Sponges. In Canada, cold-water corals (also known as deep-sea corals) and sponges are known to inhabit the Pacific, Atlantic and eastern Arctic oceans.

These organisms are increasingly being recognized as important components of benthic or bottom marine ecosystems. They provide the complex habitat structure that is.

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Reefs of the deep: the biology and geology of cold-water coral ecosystems. Roberts JM(1), Wheeler AJ, Freiwald A. Author information: (1)Scottish Association for Marine Science, Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1QA, UK.

Coral reefs are generally associated with shallow tropical seas; however, recent deep-ocean exploration Cited by: You might think of corals and picture a sunny and shallow tropical reef.

Yet recent advances in deep ocean exploration have revealed spectacular coral gardens in the dark ocean depths. Hundreds—and even thousands—of feet beyond the reach of sunlight, these unique corals and sponges are found off all our coasts.

Ongoing exploration reveals new and familiar species thriving where we once. "Corals" are generally associated with the warm and shallow waters of the tropics but the world of corals extends much further.

They are also found in. Although research on cold-water corals is still in its infancy, the results already demonstrate quite clearly that these ecosystems are important biodiversity hot spots and a biological resource with not only intrinsic but significant socioeconomic value as well.

André Freiwald is the author of Coldwater Corals and Ecosystems ( avg rating, 0 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Cold-water Coral Reefs ( avg r /5(3). Conservation of Cold-Water Corals in the Mediterranean: Current Status and Future Prospects for Improvement.

The Mediterranean deep-sea contains a mosaic of ecosystems and habitat types. Among them, cold-water corals provide shelter to a large and unique variety of organisms as well as ecosystem services.B.

Both ecosystems have abundant nutrient flow that supports phytoplankton populations C. Coral reefs and estuaries receive an abundant amount of sunlights D. Both ecosystems provide plenty of habitat space for organisms E. These ecosystems do not have commercially important species; therefore human impact on biodiversity is limited.These cold-water coral reefs can support a diversity of life and form important fishery habitat and nursery grounds.

Deep-sea surveys conducted by NOAA from in the Mid-Atlantic, discovered an abundance of gorgonian sea fans and bamboo corals.

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