Using Soundscapes to Assess Deep-Sea Benthic Ecosystems

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.

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