Persistence of Pristine Deep-Sea Coral Gardens in the Mediterranean Sea (SW Sardinia)

@article{Bo2015PersistenceOP,
  title={Persistence of Pristine Deep-Sea Coral Gardens in the Mediterranean Sea (SW Sardinia)},
  author={M. Bo and G. Bavestrello and M. Angiolillo and L. Calcagnile and S. Canese and R. Cannas and A. Cau and M. D’Elia and F. D’Oriano and M. C. Follesa and G. Quarta},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2015},
  volume={10}
}
Leiopathes glaberrima is a tall arborescent black coral species structuring important facies of the deep-sea rocky bottoms of the Mediterranean Sea that are severely stifled by fishing activities. At present, however, no morphological in vivo description, ecological characterization, age dating and evaluation of the possible conservation actions have ever been made for any population of this species in the basin. A dense coral population was reported during two Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV… Expand
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