Deep-Sea Ecosystems Off Mauritania

Research of Marine Biodiversity and Habitats in the Northwest African Margin

Editors: Ramos, Ana, Ramil, Fran, Luis Sanz, José (Eds.)

  • Presents an excellent comprehensive overview on the biodiversity and marine ecosystems, geomorphology and oceanography of the west African continental margins
  • Unique mapping of the sea bottom, including new discoveries such as a giant coral carbonate mounds barrier, canyons and seamonts
  • Serves as an important reference work for marine research in Northwest Africa including the fascinating waters of Mauritania
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About this book

This book compiles the main findings of the multidisciplinary long-term research program developed in the continental margin of one of the more productive and unknown areas of the world oceans, Northwest Africa. The more than 25,000 preserved fishes and benthic invertebrates and quantitative data collected in 342 trawling stations, the 267 oceanographic profiles, the 211 sediment samples and the 28,122 km2 prospected by multi˗beam echo sounding allowed to obtain an overview of the amazing biodiversity of the demersal and benthic fauna inhabiting soft- and hard-bottom habitats, as well as the fascinating geomorphology and oceanography, hidden in the Mauritanian slope.

About the authors

Dr. Ana Ramos, Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Vigo, Spain

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Deep˗Sea Ecosystems Off Mauritania: An Introduction

    Ramos, Ana (et al.)

    Pages 1-51

  • The Mauritanian Margin. Bathymetric and Geomorphological Characteristics

    Sanz, José Luis (et al.)

    Pages 53-117

  • Oceanography of the Cape Verde Basin and Mauritanian Slope Waters

    Pelegrí, Josep L. (et al.)

    Pages 119-153

  • Demersal Ichthyofaunal Assemblages in Mauritanian Deep-Waters

    Fernández-Peralta, Lourdes (et al.)

    Pages 155-199

  • Deep Chondrichthyes in Mauritanian Waters

    Pascual˗Alayón, Pedro J. (et al.)

    Pages 201-240

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1023-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1021-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Deep-Sea Ecosystems Off Mauritania
Book Subtitle
Research of Marine Biodiversity and Habitats in the Northwest African Margin
Editors
  • Ana Ramos
  • Fran Ramil
  • José Luis Sanz
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1023-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1023-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1021-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 683
Number of Illustrations and Tables
50 b/w illustrations, 176 illustrations in colour
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