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diversity associated with marine landscapes of northern Norway: a preliminary assessment. The seabed of northern Norway was explored using video and multibeam surveys to assess the distribution of megafauna and examine associations of benthic organisms to their physical environment. The study area was initially divided into ten marine landscapes based on(More)
The MAREANO (Marine AREA database for NOrwegian coast and sea areas) mapping programme includes acquisition of multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data together with a comprehensive, integrated biological and geological sampling programme. Equipment used includes underwater video, box corer, grab, epibenthic sled and beam trawl. Habitat maps are produced(More)
Keywords: Adaptive management Marine spatial planning Management effectiveness Risk analysis Spatially explicit tools Operational objectives a b s t r a c t This study introduces a framework for the monitoring and evaluation of spatially managed areas (SMAs), which is currently being tested by nine European case studies. The framework provides guidance on(More)
The distribution of nine cold-water corals in the cold temperate North Atlantic is described based on existing records. The species studied are Lophelia pertusa, Madrepora oculata, Paragorgia arborea, Primnoa resedaeformis, Paramuricea placomus, Acanella arbuscula, Isidella lofotensis, Radicipes gracilis and Acanthogorgia armata. The compiled number of(More)
We investigated the sexual system in two pedunculate barnacles of the family Scalpellidae. Both inhabit deep water and are attached to mobile arthropod hosts. Verum brachiumcancri was attached to the majid crab Rochinia hertwigi, and Weltnerium nymphocola to the pycnogonidan sea spider Boreonymphon rubrum. Both barnacles have separate sexes and females(More)
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