Designating networks of chemosynthetic ecosystem reserves in the deep sea

Citation:
Vandover, CL, Smith CR, Ardron J, Dunn D, Gjerde K, Levin L, Smith S, Dinard Workshop C.  2012.  Designating networks of chemosynthetic ecosystem reserves in the deep sea. Marine Policy. 36:378-381.

Date Published:

Mar

Keywords:

Authority, Deep-sea conservation, Dinard Guidelines, hydrothermal vents, International Seabed, Marine Protected Area Networks, seeps, vents

Abstract:

From the moment of their discovery, chemosynthetic ecosystems in the deep sea have held intrinsic scientific value. At the same time that the scientific community is studying chemosynthetic ecosystems other sectors are either engaged in, or planning for, activities that may adversely impact these ecosystems. There is a need and opportunity now to develop conservation strategies for networks of chemosynthetic ecosystem reserves in national and international waters through collaboration among concerned stakeholders. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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DOI:

10.1016/j.marpol.2011.07.002