Seamount benthic macrofauna off southern Tasmania: community structure and impacts of trawling

@inproceedings{Koslow2001SeamountBM,
  title={Seamount benthic macrofauna off southern Tasmania: community structure and impacts of trawling},
  author={J. Anthony Koslow and Karen L. Gowlett-Holmes and James K. Lowry and Timothy D O'hara and William F. Humphreys and Alan Harold Williams},
  year={2001}
}
The benthic macrofauna of a group of small seamounts south of Tasmania was surveyed with a dredge and camera to assess the impact of trawling for orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanti- cus; Trachichthyidae) and the efficacy of a proposed marine reserve. The seamounts were generally 300 to 600 m high and the peaks ranged from 660 to 1700 m depth. The fauna was diverse: 262 spe- cies of invertebrates and 37 species of fishes were enumerated, compared with 598 species of inver- tebrates previously… CONTINUE READING

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