Online Seminars: Deep-sea Corals and Sponges as Habitat

Mary Yoklavich, leader of the SWFSC Fisheries Ecology Division's Habitat Ecology Team, co-convened an online seminar series to help scientists, managers, and the general public better understand the role of deep-sea corals and sponges as habitat for managed species. These seminars have given us new insight into the ecological associations among corals, sponges, fishes, and the myriad of other marine organisms that make a living on the seafloor at depths from 25 to greater than 1000 meters. This information can lead to more effective management and protection of these vulnerable communities.

Learn more about the Deep-sea Corals and Sponges as Habitat seminar series

Download the seminar videos and slide shows

Learn more about the SWFSC Habitat Ecology Team's deep-sea coral and sponge research

Contact: SWFSC Fisheries Ecology Division, Habitat Ecology Team

(March 2015)

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