[Coral-List] Europe's Hidden Coral Worlds

Murray Roberts Murray.Roberts at sams.ac.uk
Wed Dec 1 08:18:18 EST 2004

The Royal Society of Edinburgh and Scottish Association for Marine
Science are pleased to announce a one-day conference focussing on
cold-water coral habitats in the north-east Atlantic.

While the habitats created by cold-water coral species have been known
since Linnaean times, it is only recently that the process underlying
their formation and growth have been investigated. The EU projects ACES,
ECOMOUND and GEOMOUND have brought together marine scientists from
across Europe at a time when human exploitation of the continental
margin is increasing. These interdisciplinary studies are producing a
better understanding of these environments that will help in the future
conservation of long-lived and diverse ecosystems.

For more information see the Royal Society of Edinburgh web pages at:

To download a programme and registration form see:

J Murray Roberts
Scottish Association for Marine Science
Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
Oban, Argyll, PA37 1QA, UK

Email: murray.roberts at sams.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1631-559241
Fax: +44 (0)1631-559001
Mobile: +44 (0)7810 772021
Website: www.sams.ac.uk


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