Into the deep: epibenthic communities on the continental slope of Atlantic Canada

Date of holding: 25/10/2011

Video language: English
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Dr. Metaxas described the relationships between the characteristics of the habitat and the associated populations of benthic invertebrates in several regions of the Gulf of Maine and the continental slope in Nova Scotia. Since 2006, her team has collected systematically images used for quantifying the distribution of the habitat on a large scale and describe the associations of epibenthic megafauna in these habitats. These studies may help to the identification of pathways of connection between differents habitats in the region and be a help to the guidelines for the management and conservation.

Prof. Anna Metaxas
Department of Oceanography, Dalhousie University
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