bacteria can survive in extreme conditions.
Unfortunately, many of the deep-sea
coral communities of the world have already been destroyed by bottom trawling, some probably forever.
The Commission proposes to give a boost to this change of policy by financing a study on ways of testing less harmful fishing gears, in cooperation with companies that practice deep-sea
fishing, and plans to steer the sector towards fishing techniques and strategies that have less impact on these fragile ecosystems.
Not all deep-sea
biological communities are species-rich.
MEPs nonetheless introduced a review clause requiring the Commission after four years to evaluate the impact of the special fishing gear used for deep-sea
fishing (especially bottom trawls or bottom-set gillnets) on vulnerable deep-sea
species and marine ecosystems.
It is now clear that species of deep-sea
king crab live in most areas of the world's oceans, but many more species remain to be discovered.
Researchers described the worms in the December 2004 Deep-Sea
The archaea, single-celled organisms confused with bacteria until Woese's discovery, are of interest to biologists studying the origin of life because they have certain primitive features and a liking for extreme environments, like the boiling springs of Yellowstone National Park and the superheated waters that swirl from deep-sea
There are definite threats to the tremendous biodiversity of deep-sea
This will be followed by operations to retrieve the cargo from within the wreck using the company's deep-sea
recovery ROGE system.
The proposed 2-year project conducted at the University Museum of Bergen (Norway) will address the questions on the evolution of the deep-sea
The European Commission proposed, on 6 October, not to increase deep-sea
fishing opportunities in EU and international waters of the North-East Atlantic for 2011-2012 until positive trends in the level of stocks have been identified.