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

ISBN-10: 0521884853

ISBN-13: 9780521884853

There are extra coral species in deep, cold-waters than in tropical coral reefs. This broad-ranging remedy is the 1st to synthesise present figuring out of every kind of cold-water coral, masking their ecology, biology, palaeontology and geology. starting with a heritage of study within the box, the authors describe the techniques had to research corals within the deep sea. they give thought to coral habitats created via stony scleractinian in addition to octocoral species. the significance of corals as long-lived geological buildings and palaeoclimate files is mentioned, as well as ways that they are often conserved. subject packing containers clarify unusual thoughts, and case reports summarise major experiences, coral habitats or specific conservation measures. Written for pros and scholars of marine technology, this article is more suitable by way of an intensive thesaurus, on-line assets, and a distinct selection of color pictures and illustrations of corals and the habitats they form.

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