Cold-Water Corals and Ecosystems

ISBN: 978-3-540-24136-2 (Print) 978-3-540-27673-9 (Online)

Table of contents (62 chapters)

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  1. The paleoenvironmental context

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      Azooxanthellate corals in the Late Maastrichtian - Early Paleocene of the Danish basin: bryozoan and coral mounds in a boreal shelf setting

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      Pages 27-40

      Corals from deep-water methane-seep deposits in Paleogene strata of Western Oregon and Washington, U.S.A.

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      Pages 41-59

      Growth, deposition, and facies of Pleistocene bathyal coral communities from Rhodes, Greece

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      Pages 61-86

      Enhanced biodiversity in the deep: Early Pleistocene coral communities from southern Italy

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      Pages 87-112

      Sedimentary patterns in the vicinity of a carbonate mound in the Hovland Mound Province, northern Porcupine Seabight

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      Pages 113-133

      Deep-water corals of the northeastern Atlantic margin: carbonate mound evolution and upper intermediate water ventilation during the Holocene

  2. Distribution

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      Pages 137-156

      Deep coral growth in the Mediterranean Sea: an overview

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      Pages 157-172

      U/Th-dating of deep-water corals from the eastern North Atlantic and the western Mediterranean Sea

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      Pages 173-205

      Distribution and habitats of Acesta excavata (Bivalvia: Limidae) with new data on its shell ultrastructure

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      Pages 207-221

      Deep-water coral occurrences in the Strait of Gibraltar

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      Pages 223-245

      An assessment of the distribution of deep-sea corals in Atlantic Canada by using both scientific and local forms of knowledge

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      Pages 247-277

      Deep-water corals and their habitats in The Gully, a submarine canyon off Atlantic Canada

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      Pages 279-296

      Distribution of deep-water Alcyonacea off the Northeast Coast of the United States

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      Pages 297-307

      Occurrence of deep-water Lophelia pertusa and Madrepora oculata in the Gulf of Mexico

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      Pages 309-330

      Southern Caribbean azooxanthellate coral communities off Colombia

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      Pages 331-343

      Habitat-forming deep-sea corals in the Northeast Pacific Ocean

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      Pages 345-356

      Recent observations on the distribution of deep-sea coral communities on the Shiribeshi Seamount, Sea of Japan

  3. Mapping

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      Pages 359-391

      Mapping of Lophelia reefs in Norway: experiences and survey methods

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      Pages 393-402

      Deep-water coral mounds on the Porcupine Bank, Irish Margin: preliminary results from the Polarstern ARK-XIX/3a ROV cruise

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      Pages 403-415

      New view of the Belgica Mounds, Porcupine Seabight, NE Atlantic: preliminary results from the Polarstern ARK-XIX/3a ROV cruise

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