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Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems: A lifeboat for coral reefs?

dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programme
dc.coverage.spatialGlobal
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-11T19:57:50Z
dc.date.available2016-10-11T19:57:50Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.isbn978-82-7701-150-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/7566
dc.descriptionPicture a coral reef — most people will probably imagine brightly coloured corals, fish and other animals swimming in well-lit shallow waters. In fact, the coral reefs that live close to the surface of the sea — the ones that we can swim, snorkel, or dive near and see from space — are only a small portion of the complete coral reef ecosystem. Light-dependent corals can live in much deeper water (up to a depth of 150 m in clear waters). The shallow coral reefs from the surface of the sea to 30–40 m below are more like the tip of an iceberg
dc.descriptionthey are the more visible part of an extensive coral ecosystem that reaches into depths far beyond where most people visit. These intermediate depth reefs, known as mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs), are the subject of this report.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectEcosystems
dc.subjectCoral reefs
dc.subjectCoral ecosystems
dc.subjectBiodiversity
dc.subjectFisheries
dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subjectSedimentation
dc.subjectPollution
dc.subject.classificationEcosystem Management
dc.titleMesophotic Coral Ecosystems: A lifeboat for coral reefs?
dc.typeReports and Books
wd.identifier.old-id12049
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 14 - Life Below Wate
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000048


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