Seamounts of the North-East Atlantic

Date: November 1, 2003

Source: WWF

Although there are tens of thousands of seamounts spread throughout the world’s oceans, these undersea featuresare still little-known environments with regard to their biodiversity, their ecology and the short and long-termeffects of human impacts. However, it has become clear in recent years that seamounts host very specialecosystems which are at risk from intensive exploitation of their natural resources.

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