Vulnerable Marine EcoSystems
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Vulnerable Marine EcoSystems

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List of VME indicators

  • Black coral

  • Cup coral

  • Gorgonian

  • Lace coral

  • Sea-pen

  • Soft coral

  • Sponge

  • Stony coral

  • Anemones

  • Xenophyophores

  • Stalked crinoids

  • Chemosynthetic species (seeps and vents)
 
 
List of VME Habitat Types

  • Cold-water coral reef

  • Coral garden

  • Deep-sea sponge aggregations

  • Sea-pen fields

  • Anemone aggregations

  • Mud and sand emergent fauna

  • Bryozoan patches

  • Hydrothermal vents/fields

  • Cold seeps
 
 
List of VME Habitat Subtypes

  • Lophelia pertusa/Madrepora oculata reef

  • Solenosmilia variabilis reef

  • Hard-bottom coral garden

    • Hard-bottom coral garden: Hard-bottom gorgonian and black coral gardens

    • Hard-bottom coral garden: Colonial scleractinians on rocky out-crops

    • Hard-bottom coral garden: Non-reefal scleractinian aggregations

    • Hard-bottom coral garden: Stylasterid corals on hard substrata

  • Soft-bottom coral garden

    • Soft-bottom coral garden: Soft-bottom gorgonian and black coral gardens

    • Soft-bottom coral garden: Cup-coral fields

    • Soft-bottom coral garden: Cauliflower Coral Fields

  • Soft-bottom sponge aggregations

  • Hard-bottom sponge aggregations

  • Soft-bottom anemone aggregations

  • Hard-bottom anemone aggregations
 
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