The Aces project will adopt a whole ecosystem approach to the study of the European deepwater coral province. It is now known that cold-water coral species produce reefs which rival their tropical counterparts in terms of their species richness and diversity. The aim is a margin wide environmental baseline assessment of the status of Europe's deep-water coral margin with recommendations for further sustainable development.
biodiversity, deepwater corals, coral margin
created:2011-12-14 14:18:59 UTC, source:iweto