Deep-water coral occurrences in the Strait of Gibraltar

@inproceedings{lvarezPrez2005DeepwaterCO,
  title={Deep-water coral occurrences in the Strait of Gibraltar},
  author={G. A. {\'A}lvarez-P{\'e}rez and Pere Busquets and Ben de Mol and Nicol{\'a}s Sandoval and Miquel Canals and J. L. Casamor},
  year={2005}
}
This study reports for the first time on the occurrences of deep-water coral species in the Spanish territorial waters of the Strait of Gibraltar. Based on an extensive dataset of 334 grab samples, 16 species of calcareous corals have been identified in water depths between 13–443 m. Scleractinian corals form the dominant benthic community between 140–330 m water depth. The corals appear on the seabed both as solitary individuals and as patches on small biological topographic build-ups. The… CONTINUE READING

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