Here we report the first direct underwater observations of extensive human-caused impacts on two remote seamounts in the Corner Rise complex (north-western Atlantic). This note documents evidence of anthropogenic damage on the summits of Kukenthal peak (on Corner Seamount) and Yakutat Scamount, likely resulting from a limited Russian fishery from the mid- 1970s to the mid-1990s, highlighting how bottom trawling can have long-term detrimental effects oil deep-water benthic fauna.
Waller R, Watling L, Auster P, Shank T. Anthropogenic Impacts on the Corner Rise Seamounts, North-West Atlantic Ocean. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 2007;87(5): 1075-1076. Available on publisher's site at http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0025315407057785
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Rhian Waller, Les Watling, P. Auster and T. Shank. "Anthropogenic Impacts on the Corner Rise Seamounts, North-West Atlantic Ocean" Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Vol. 87 Iss. 5 (2007) p. 1075 - 1076
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rhian_waller/2/