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AEBR 149 Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems of the Louisville Seamount Chain: voyage report of a survey to evaluate the efficacy of preliminary habitat suitability models

AEBR_149_2848_SEA2013-01 .pdf

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Vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs) are ecosystems that are vulnerable to damage from bottom-contact fishing. Preliminary habitat suitability models have been developed to predict the occurrence of VME indicator taxa in the area managed by the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation.  A survey of seamounts along the Louisville Seamount Chain in the area was carried out to validate the preliminary large-scale models and collect data to develop new seamount-specific models for VMEs.

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Thursday, 26 March 2015
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Author: Anderson, O.; Bowden, D.; Chin, C.; Clark, M.R.; George, S.; Glasgow, D.; Guinotte, J.; Hererra, S.; Osterhage, D.; Pallentin, A.; Parker, S.; Rowden, A.; Rowley, S.; Stewart, R.; Tracey, D.; Wood, S.; Zeng, C.;
ResearchField: camera; Seafloor photographic transect; seamount; VMA; Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem;

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