A classification scheme for deep seafloor habitats

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Greene, H. G., Yoklavich, M. M., Starr, R. M., O'Connell, V. M., Wakefield, W. W., Sullivan, D. E., … Cailliet, G. M. (1999). A classification scheme for deep seafloor habitats. Oceanologica Acta, 22(6), 663-678. doi:10.1016/S0399-1784(00)88957-4
TitleA classification scheme for deep seafloor habitats
AuthorsH. Greene, M. Yoklavich, R. Starr, V. O'Connell, W. Wakefield, D. Sullivan, J. McRea Jr, G. Cailliet
AbstractA standard, universally useful classification scheme for deepwater habitats needs to be established so that descriptions of these habitats can be accurately and efficiently applied among scientific disciplines In recent years many marine benthic habitats in deep water have been described using geophysical and biological data. These descriptions can vary from one investigator to another, which makes it difficult to compare habitats and associated biological assemblages among geographic regions. Using geophysical data collected with a variety of remote sensor systems and in situ biological and geologic observations, we have constructed a classification scheme that can be used in describing marine benthic habitats in deep water.
JournalOceanologica Acta
Start page663
End page678
Subjectshabitat, marine environment, remote sensing, sensor, benthic environment, classification, deep sea, habitat type, seafloor
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