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Research Article

Human Activities on the Deep Seafloor in the North East Atlantic: An Assessment of Spatial Extent

  • Angela R. Benn mail,

    arb103@noc.soton.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems Group, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Philip P. Weaver,

    Affiliation: Geology and Geophysics Group, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • David S. M. Billet,

    Affiliation: Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems Group, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Sybille van den Hove,

    Affiliations: Median, Valldoreix, Spain, Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals, Universtitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Andrew P. Murdock,

    Affiliation: GeoData Institute, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Gemma B. Doneghan,

    Affiliation: GeoData Institute, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Tim Le Bas

    Affiliation: Geology and Geophysics Group, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Published: September 13, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012730
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Angela R. Benn, David S. M. Billet
Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems Group, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Philip P. Weaver, Tim Le Bas
Geology and Geophysics Group, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Sybille van den Hove
Median, Valldoreix, Spain
Sybille van den Hove
Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals, Universtitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Andrew P. Murdock, Gemma B. Doneghan
GeoData Institute, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: arb103@noc.soton.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AB PW DB SvdH. Performed the experiments: AB. Analyzed the data: AB AM GD TLB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AM GD TLB. Wrote the paper: AB. Commented on manuscript: PW DB SvdH AM GD.