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Trawling Affects Deep-sea Canyons
2012-09-07 08:15:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Trawling is changing the topography and the environment of deep-sea canyons on the continental slope, a new study from the University of Barcelona finds. The study, published in Nature, contends that marine mountainsides are looking more like plowed fields, which changes the habitats of deep-sea creatures. The process rivals landslides and storms for re-shaping the slopes. Fishing fleets have been trawling the Mediterranean along...


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