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Marine Fishes of the Azores : annotated checklist and bibliography : a catalogue of the Azorean marine ichthyodiversity
The publication of the present work was funded by the Junta Nacional de Investigacao Cientifica e Tecnologica (JNICT)- Lisboa. The research was made possible through grants received from Secretaria
Restructuring of the ‘Macaronesia’ biogeographic unit: A marine multi-taxon biogeographical approach
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All marine groups studied suggest the exclusion of Cabo Verde from the remaining Macaronesian archipelagos and thus, CaboVerde should be given the status of a biogeographic subprovince within the West African Transition province.
Diversity, distribution and spatial structure of the cold-water coral fauna of the Azores (NE Atlantic)
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An exhaustive compilation of records of alcyonaceans, antipatharians, scleractinians and stylasterids available through present day is conducted to assess the diversity, distribution and spatial structure of coral assemblages in the Azores exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Catchability of pelagic trawls for sampling deep-living nekton in the mid-North Atlantic
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The catchability estimates presented here form the basis for combining data for quantitative analyses of community structure, indicating that the sampled volume for the larger trawls with graded meshes was highly taxon-specific.
Some observations on the behaviour of adult squids, Loligo forbesi, in captivity
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Thirty-four adult individuals of Loligo forbesi were observed in captivity in a 3 m diameter closed sea-water system on Faial Island, Azores and body patterns in relation to relaxation, stress, shock, feeding, locomotion and aggression were observed.
Evolution of Nemertesia hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa, Plumulariidae) from the shallow and deep waters of the NE Atlantic and western Mediterranean
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Evolution of Nemertesia hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa, Plumulariidae) from the shallow and deep waters of the NE Atlantic and Western Mediterranean.
A molecular phylogenetic appraisal of the systematics of the Aglaopheniidae (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa, Leptothecata) from the north-east Atlantic and west Mediterranean
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The phylogeographical structure of the taxa with the greatest representation of haplotypes from the north-east Atlantic and Mediterranean, revealed the influence of Mediterranean waters in Madeira and the Azores, and gene flow between deep waters of the Mediterranean and Atlantic.
Deep-water longline fishing has reduced impact on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems
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It is demonstrated that deep-sea bottom longline fishing has little impact on vulnerable marine ecosystems, reducing bycatch of cold-water corals and limiting additional damage to benthic communities, and suggested that regulated deep-SEA longlining can be an alternative to deep- sea bottom trawling.
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