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Anthropogenic impacts on the Corner Rise seamounts, north-west Atlantic Ocean
Waller, R.G.; Watling, L.; Auster, P.; Shank, T. (2007). Anthropogenic impacts on the Corner Rise seamounts, north-west Atlantic Ocean. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 87(5): 1075-1076. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315407057785
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Plymouth. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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  • Waller, R.G.
  • Watling, L., more
  • Auster, P.
  • Shank, T.

Abstract
    Here we report the first direct underwater observations of extensive human-caused impacts on two remote seamounts in the Corner Rise complex (north-western Atlantic). This note documents evidence of anthropogenic damage on the summits of Kükenthal peak (on Corner Seamount) and Yakutat Seamount, likely resulting from a limited Russian fishery from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s, highlighting how bottom trawling can have long-term detrimental effects on deep-water benthic fauna.

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