The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC), a group of more than 50 environmental and other groups dedicated to protecting cold-water corals and vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems, reports that trawlers today are capable of fishing deep sea canyons and rough seafloors that were once avoided for fear of damaging nets.
What does CWC stand for?
CWC stands for Cold-Water Coral (reefs)
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The deep water communities within the Gulf of Mexico and in the Straits of Florida are well hidden from us, but they include many species of cold-water corals that live in water at depths of 600 -- 1500 m.
Apart from the silver forest of fish, the seamount was sprinkled with cold-water corals, sponges and sea cucumbers, and patrolled by lobsters and sharks.
He added: "These are by far the most pristine, thriving and hence spectacular examples of cold-water coral reefs I've encountered in almost 10 years of study in Irish waters.
Distributional patterns of macro- and megafauna associated with a reef of the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa on the Swedish west coast.
Part of the reason this is a key piece to understanding the cold-water coral puzzle is that different corals use different forms of calcium carbonate to build their bones and branches.