|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2019|
|Authors:||Lin, Chen, Watanabe, Kawagucci, Yamamoto, Akamatsu|
Targets of deep-sea mining commonly coincide with biodiversity hotspots, such as hydrothermal vents. The resilience of these ecosystems relies on larval dispersal, which may be directed by habitat-specific soundscapes. We urge for a global effort to implement soundscape as a conservation tool to assess anthropogenic disruption to deep-sea benthic ecosystems.
Using Soundscapes to Assess Deep-Sea Benthic Ecosystems