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Seamounts are considered important sources of biodiversity and minerals. However, their biodiversity and health status are not well understood; therefore, potential conservation problems are unknown. The mesophotic reefs of the Vitória-Trindade Seamount Chain (VTC) were investigated via benthic community and fish surveys, metagenomic and water chemistry(More)
Despite a strong increase in research on seamounts and oceanic islands ecology and biogeography, many basic aspects of their biodiversity are still unknown. In the southwestern Atlantic, the Vitória-Trindade Seamount Chain (VTC) extends ca. 1,200 km offshore the Brazilian continental shelf, from the Vitória seamount to the oceanic islands of Trindade and(More)
Dispersal is fundamental to the colonization of oceanic islands that were never connected to larger landmasses. For species with limited dispersal capabilities, colonization of remote islands can be followed by isolation and speciation. The tidepool fish community of Trindade Island, 1,160 km off the Brazilian coast at the eastern end of the(More)
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