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Cold-Water Corals: The Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral Habitats
Preface 1. History and research approaches 2. Cold-water corals 3. Biology 4. Reefs and mounds 5. Habitats and ecology 6. Palaeontology 7. Corals as archives 8. Impacts and conservation 9. ReferencesExpand
Will human-induced changes in seawater chemistry alter the distribution of deep-sea scleractinian corals?
The answer to the title question is uncertain, as very few manipulative experiments have been conducted to test how deep-sea scleractinians (stony corals) react to changes in seawater chemistry.Expand
The Magnitude of Global Marine Species Diversity
The first register of the marine species of the world is compiled and it is estimated that between one-third and two-thirds of marine species may be undescribed, and previous estimates of there being well over one million marine species appear highly unlikely. Expand
A revision of the shallow-water azooxanthellate Scleractinia of the western Atlantic
This paper constitutes the second of a two part revision of the western Atlantic azooxanthellate Scleractinia — this part addressing the taxonomy and distribution of the 73 species known to occur at depths shallower than 183 m within the tropical and warm temperate realm. Expand
Scleractinia of the Temperate North Pacific
Cairns, Stephen D. Scleractinia of the Temperate North Pacific. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, number 557, 150 pages, 3 figures, 42 plates, 5 tables, 1994.—The 119 species of temperate NorthExpand
The deep-water scleractinia of the Caribbean sea and adjacent waters
This review of all known species of deep-water Scleractinia that occur in the Caribbean Sea and adjacent waters, all of which are ahermatypic, is reviewed based primarily on the large collections at the University of Miami, USNM, and MCZ. Expand
Deep-water corals: An overview with special reference to diversity and distribution of deep-water scleractinian corals
Although the number of newly described species of deep-water scleractinian corals appears to be increasing at an exponential rate, it is suggested that this rate will plateau in the near future. Expand
A Comprehensive Phylogenetic Analysis of the Scleractinia (Cnidaria, Anthozoa) Based on Mitochondrial CO1 Sequence Data
The phylogenetic analyses imply that the most basal extant scleractinians are azooxanthellate solitary corals from deep-water, their divergence predating that of the robust and complex corals. Expand
Molecular phylogenetic hypotheses for the evolution of scleractinian corals
Mitochondrial data suggest that the Scleractinia is represented by two major clades, and supports a polyphyletic origin of the scleractinian skeleton. Expand