chapter  5
Characterization and interrelationships of deepwater coral/sponge habitats and fish communities off Florida
WithJohn K. Reed, Stacey Harter, Stephanie Farrington, Andrew David
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Introduction ................................................................................................................................... 52 Methods .......................................................................................................................................... 52

Site description: Pourtalès Terrace ......................................................................................... 52 ROV survey protocol ............................................................................................................... 52 Fish surveys ...............................................................................................................................53 Benthic macrobiota characterization .....................................................................................54 Benthic habitat characterization .............................................................................................54 Statistical analyses ....................................................................................................................60

Results ............................................................................................................................................. 62 Habitat characterization .......................................................................................................... 62