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Ageing Deep-Sea Black Coral Bathypathes patula

Marriott, Peter; Tracey, Dianne Margaret; Bostock, Helen; Hitt, Nicholas; Fallon, Stewart

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Deep-sea corals are a highly diverse group of marine organisms, several of which are characterised by slow growth and extreme longevity up to thousands of years. Due to their fragile forms, skeletal composition, and location, they are vulnerable to various anthropogenic threats, with some groups expected to have little to no ability to recover. Within the New Zealand region an understanding of age and growth parameters and recovery potential for some deep-sea coral fauna is being developed, but...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/219319
Source: Frontiers in Marine Science
DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00479
Access Rights: Open Access

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