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Chapter 4

The Deep Sea: If We Do Not Understand the Biodiversity, Can We Assess the Threat?

The first indication, other than mythological, that animals occurred in the deep sea was the serendipitous recovery of the euryalid brittlestar Astrophyton linki on a sounding line cast to 1800 m in the Baffin Sea in 1818.1 The early 19th century saw an increasing interest in marine organisms in sha...
Print publication date: 12 Jul 2007
Copyright year: 2007
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-251-7
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-765-0