New PDF release: Cold-Water Corals: The Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral

By J. Murray Roberts,Andrew Wheeler,André Freiwald,Stephen Cairns

There are extra coral species in deep, cold-waters than in tropical coral reefs. This broad-ranging remedy is the 1st to synthesise present realizing of every kind of cold-water coral, protecting their ecology, biology, palaeontology and geology. starting with a heritage of study within the box, the authors describe the techniques had to learn corals within the deep sea. they give thought to coral habitats created through stony scleractinian in addition to octocoral species. the significance of corals as long-lived geological buildings and palaeoclimate information is mentioned, as well as ways that they are often conserved. subject bins clarify strange techniques, and case reports summarise major experiences, coral habitats or specific conservation measures. Written for pros and scholars of marine technological know-how, this article is more desirable by way of an in depth thesaurus, on-line assets, and a different selection of color pictures and illustrations of corals and the habitats they form.

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