Presence of over 200 spotted catshark Scyliorinus canicula egg capsules associated with long lived black coral Leiopathes glaberrima was observed in the South West Coast of Sardinia, describing a thousand years old nursery area for Elasmobranches. The forest, composed by 153 colonies, was discovered during a ROV survey carried out in October 2011 over a rocky elevation of the sea bottom, at depths between 188 and 210 meters. The described zone represents an important component of the ecosystem that deserves special protection.
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