CCMAR presents a new publication about marine species of the Gorringe Bank
CCMAR presents this morning, at Lisbon, a new digital publication about the marine species of the Gettysburg and Ormonde seamounts in the Gorringe Bank.
This photographic guide was made in partnership with OCEANA, which resulted in 2 expeditions to the Gorringe Bank, located at about 125 nautical miles SW off the Cape of Saint Vincent (Sagres) and rising from 5,000 to 25m deep is one of the largest underwater seamounts in Portuguese waters. Containing ROV images of 279 species of fauna and flora, this guide documents the life of this unique ecosystem and aims to assist in identifying the species of other Atlantic and Mediterranean seamounts.
The Gorringe Bank is ready to become one of the major symbols of marine conservation in the European context. This work was supported by taxonomists from several European research institutions such as H2020 project SponGES and Museo del Mar (Ceuta – Spain) and was mainly funded by CCMAR, OCEANA and by the EEA Grants / DGPM through the BIOMETORE project.
This guide is free and available online.