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1 An Introduction to the Research on Mediterranean Cold-Water Corals

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Mediterranean Cold-Water Corals: Past, Present and Future

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    The azoic hypothesis was proposed by Edward Forbes in 1843. It stated that the abundance and variety of marine life decreased with increasing depth. By extrapolation of his own measurements, Forbes calculated that marine life would cease to exist below 550 m.

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    Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Lophelia pertusa (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=135161 on 2018-04-27

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Acknowledgements

We are in debt with Claudia Wienberg, Andrea Gori and Wolf Isbert for their critical view and constructive comments to earlier versions of this manuscript. Many thanks also to Cruz Iglesias for her constant help in finding old books and hidden documents of the first steps in Mediterranean deep-sea research. The authors are highly grateful to all contributors of this volume. Last but not least we are in debt with Adam Gouragine and Heather Baxter who carefully read the chapter and highly improved the English of the original manuscript. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 678760 (ATLAS). This output reflects only the author’s view and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.

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Orejas, C., Jiménez, C. (2019). 1 An Introduction to the Research on Mediterranean Cold-Water Corals. In: Orejas, C., Jiménez, C. (eds) Mediterranean Cold-Water Corals: Past, Present and Future. Coral Reefs of the World, vol 9. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91608-8_1

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