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Seamounts in the OSPAR maritime area: from species to ecosystems
Kutti, T.; Windsland, K.; Falkenhaug, T.; Biuw, M.; Thangstad, T.H.; Bergstad, O.A. (2019). Seamounts in the OSPAR maritime area: from species to ecosystems. Rapport fra Havforskningen, 42. Havforskningsinstituttet: Bergen. 113 pp.
Part of: Rapport fra Havforskningen. Institute of Marine Research: Bergen. ISSN 1893-4536, more

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  • Kutti, T., more
  • Windsland, K.
  • Falkenhaug, T.
  • Biuw, M.
  • Thangstad, T.H.
  • Bergstad, O.A.

    This report was prepared by the Institute of Marine Research, Norway, for the Norwegian Environment Agency, as part of Norway´s contribution to OSPAR. The report summarizes the latest knowledge on species and habitats associated with seamounts in the OSPAR Regions I, IV and V. Knowledge was sought from published literature, reports and online marine data archives. The global bathymetry model of Harris et al. (2014) predicts that 161 seamounts occurr within the OSPAR maritime area. Not all of these have been charted or studied, and the literature and bathymetry database review in this report resulted in a much shorter list of 100 seamounts or seamount-like features within the deep seas of OSPAR, i.e. regions I, IV and V. Published literature from the OSPAR area documented that there is knowledge of planktonic organisms for 11 seamounts, information on benthic species for 24 seamounts, and of fish from 16 seamounts. The best described component is the benthos with a total of 49 peer-reviewed papers.

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