Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) investigations of the Mediterranean deep continental shelf and bathyal zone have provided, in the last decade, a large amount of data concerning an enigmatic group of anthozoans: the black corals. Taxonomic investigations as well as ecological and biological studies contributed to unveil the diversity, population structure, environmental preferences, bathymetric and geographical distribution of these corals. Remotely operated vehicle footage and accidental bycatch data have provided evidences of large impact by fishing activities on the Mediterranean black coral forests such that today, due also to their important ecological role as structuring species, they are considered part of vulnerable marine ecosystems and conservation strategies need to be developed targeting their protection.

Mediterranean black coral communities

Bo M.;Bavestrello G.
2019

Abstract

Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) investigations of the Mediterranean deep continental shelf and bathyal zone have provided, in the last decade, a large amount of data concerning an enigmatic group of anthozoans: the black corals. Taxonomic investigations as well as ecological and biological studies contributed to unveil the diversity, population structure, environmental preferences, bathymetric and geographical distribution of these corals. Remotely operated vehicle footage and accidental bycatch data have provided evidences of large impact by fishing activities on the Mediterranean black coral forests such that today, due also to their important ecological role as structuring species, they are considered part of vulnerable marine ecosystems and conservation strategies need to be developed targeting their protection.
978-3-319-91607-1
978-3-319-91608-8
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
10. Bo et al., 2019_Black corals.pdf

accesso chiuso

Tipologia: Documento in versione editoriale
Dimensione 815.57 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
815.57 kB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11567/926312
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact