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About This Report ............................................................................................
Executive Summary ..........................................................................................
About Deep-Sea Corals ....................................................................................
Unveiling Deep-Sea Coral Ecosystems ..............................................................
Studying the Deep Reefs of the Southeast .............................................
Fig 1: The Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program
unveiled deep-sea coral ecosystems in the Southeast..............................
Safeguarding America’s Secret Gardens .............................................................
Examining Deep-Sea Corals as Fish Habitat on the
West Coast ............................................................................................
Figure 2: The Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program
informs deep-sea coral management on the West Coast ........................
Regional Highlights .........................................................................................
South Atlantic Region ..........................................................................
Gulf of Mexico Region
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West Coast Region
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Alaska Region .......................................................................................
Northeast Region
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Pacific Islands Region ..........................................................................
National Geodatabase of Deep-Sea Coral Locations .............................
Looking to the Future ......................................................................................
Advancing Deep-Sea Coral Science ......................................................
Advancing Deep-Sea Coral Management .............................................
Figure 3: Looking to the Future ...........................................................
References for Figure 3 .........................................................................
Appendix I: The Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program
supports research nationwide in 2010-2011 .........................................
Appendix II: Deep-sea coral distribution maps by taxon and region ................
Data Sources of Deep-Sea Coral Distribution Maps .........................................
References for Appendix II ...............................................................................
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