Mapping global benthic ecosystems on continental slopes
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Figure 1. A: Cold-water corals rely on currents for the delivery of food particles that they passively filter from the water column with their tentacles (© S. Maier, NIOZ). They build reefs of which three examples are shown. B-I: near Miami, located between 700 and 850 m depth (image from Correa, Eberli, Grasmueck et al. (2012) Marine Geology). B-II: in the Gulf of Mexico between 500 and 600 m depth (image from Hebbeln, Wienberg, Wintersteller et al. (2014) Biogeosciences). B-III: next to Norway at 300 m depth (image from Bøe, Bellec, Buhl-Mortensen et al. (2016) Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms: Modern, Quaternary and Ancient). The two maps are from Google Earth, US Dept. of State Geographer (2018).