CONDOR

OBSERVATORY FOR LONG-TERM STUDY AND MONITORING OF AZOREAN SEAMOUNT ECOSYSTEMS

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Seamounts play an important role in patterns of marine biogeography and oceanography and support high biodiversity and special biological communities.

© Greenpeace/Gavin Newman © Greenpeace/Gavin Newman
© Greenpeace/Gavin Newman © Greenpeace/Gavin Newman
Photos: © Greenpeace/Gavin Newman
During the “Defending our oceans” expedition, conducted by Greenpeace in 2006, the Condor seamount has been explored. The underwater images shot over the top and the flanks of the seamount show a very rich environment, with “forests” of gorgonians up to 1.5 m high, different species of corals and an abundant and diverse associated fauna.



 

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