Cold-Water Corals in focus on World Environment Day 2004 [04.06.04]
A new report on cold-water corals was presented in Barcelona on 4 June by Klaus Toepfer, UNEP's Executive Director. The report, Cold-Water Coral Reefs: Out of Sight-No Longer Out of Mind, is the most comprehensive ever on the subject.
More than 1400 possible Lophelia-reefs
The new research vessel “G.O. Sars” is providing new
possibilities for an effective mapping of coral reefs in Norwegian
waters. This was demonstrated during the recent coral mapping cruise
on July 7-23 where two new and advanced multibeam echo sounders
were used for the first time.
fragile cold water corals receive protection in Norway [11.06.03]
WWF welcomes the Norwegian government's announcement to protect
a newly discovered cold water coral reef.
The coral reef off Røst protected
On 4 January 2003 the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries gave the coral
reef off Røst special protection against bottom trawling.
Large Lophelia pertusa reef discovered
off Røst in Lofoten [01.06.2002]