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Course Number: OCMB - 9540

The course deals with colonial azooxanthellate coral build‐ups found in deep and cold waters, their ecology, biology, geology, and resource status. Students will read and discuss seminal and current primary literature, and each student will deliver a presentation on some aspect of deep reef science.

Upon completion of the course, students will have a clear understanding of:

  1. Current knowledge about the ecology, biology, geology and resource status of deep-sea and cold-water reefs;
  2. Methods of investigating these habitats and their component faunas;
  3. Threats to and conservation of these habitats.

Textbook: None

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