Coral Identification Guide NAFO Area
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AuthorsKenchington, E. (Ellen); Best, M. (Megan); Cogswell, A. (Andrew); MacIsaac, K. (Kevin); Murillo, F.J. (Francisco Javier); MacDonald, B. (Barry); Wareham, V. (Vonda); Fuller, S.D. (Susanna); Jorgensbye Hansen, H.I.O. (Helle); Skylar, V. (Victoria); Thompson, A. (Anthony)
Accurate reporting of benthic corals is increasingly important for mapping distributions and for the continued development of sustainable fisheries under the ecosystem approach. This coral identification guide is intended to help those on-board commercial and research fishing vessels to identify and record the various species of coral likely to be commonly encountered in fishing trawls. The guide is clear and simple to use, and will provide names to the majority of these beautiful bottomdwelling animals. The photographs are typically of caught specimens taken on the deck, as this gives the best picture of what is actually seen. Sadly, we rarely personally see corals in their natural habitat, except by looking at films and photos taken by deep underwater cameras.
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