Growth rates, densities, and distribution of Lophelia pertusa on artificial structures in the Gulf of Mexico

@inproceedings{Larcom2014GrowthRD,
  title={Growth rates, densities, and distribution of Lophelia pertusa on artificial structures in the Gulf of Mexico},
  author={Elizabeth A. Larcom and Danielle L. McKean and James Manvel Brooks and Charles R. Fisher},
  year={2014}
}
Using industry inspection video and ROV imaging, we examined Lophelia pertusa (Linnaeus 1758) on 10 artificial structures of known ages (9 to 103 years) in the northern Gulf of Mexico (GoM). Five different types deep-water hydrocarbon installations with depths ranging from 320 to 995 m, and three shipwrecks with depths ranging from approximately 530 to 615 m were examined. Density, depth ranges, and growth rates of L. pertusa colonies were calculated from video and image analysis. L. pertusa… CONTINUE READING
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