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Deep Sea Corals

Science and Management -3rd International Symposium
November 28, 2005 - December 02, 2005
Miami, Florida, USA
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Understanding the ecosystem role, function and value of deep-sea corals and associated fauna has become a priority topic for many national governments and international regional resource management bodies. Continuing with the tradition of the 1st Symposium in Halifax, Canada (2000), and 2nd Symposium in Erlangen, Germany (2003), the 3rd International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals will facilitate global exchange of the current scientific knowledge of deep-sea corals and associated fauna and to discuss possible statutory means available to conserve and protect deep-sea habitat.

The 3rd International Symposium will provide attendees from around the world with an opportunity to share their research results, identify information gaps, and discuss if deep-sea corals need special protection and if so, the statutory means available to do so. Being international and interinstitutional in nature, the symposium also allows scientists to develop collaborative partnerships for future projects. A public forum presented by selected deep-sea coral researchers will be held one evening.

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