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Benthic Habitat Mapping of Deep Corals in the U.S. South Atlantic to Conserve Vulnerable Fish Habitat and Ecosystems

Research Area(s): Marine Spatial Ecology

Deep-sea corals provide important habitats for many marine species, including commercial fish. This data will be used to target areas for deep-sea coral surveys and to develop a predictive model to identify where deep-sea corals are likely to occur. The information will help coastal managers conserve these fragile ecosystems.
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