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Cold-Water Corals: The Biology and Geology of Deep-Sea Coral by J. Murray Roberts,Andrew Wheeler,André Freiwald,Stephen

By J. Murray Roberts,Andrew Wheeler,André Freiwald,Stephen Cairns

There are extra coral species in deep, cold-waters than in tropical coral reefs. This broad-ranging therapy is the 1st to synthesise present knowing of all kinds of cold-water coral, masking their ecology, biology, palaeontology and geology. starting with a historical past of study within the box, the authors describe the ways had to learn corals within the deep sea. they give thought to coral habitats created through stony scleractinian in addition to octocoral species. the significance of corals as long-lived geological buildings and palaeoclimate files is mentioned, as well as ways that they are often conserved. subject containers clarify surprising techniques, and case stories summarise major experiences, coral habitats or specific conservation measures. Written for pros and scholars of marine technological know-how, this article is more advantageous by way of an in depth word list, on-line assets, and a special number of color images and illustrations of corals and the habitats they form.

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