OSPAR Region V: Wider Atlantic
OSPAR Region V: Wider Atlantic: Region V represents the deep waters of the North-East Atlantic extending across the abyssal plain and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and including many seamounts. There have been recent discoveries of a number of different fragile deep-sea habitats (such as hydrothermal vents, carbonate mounds, coral gardens and sponge communities). Human population in the region is restricted to the Azores Archipelago. The main human activities are fishing and maritime transport.
- [[OSPARRegionVWiderAtlantic|OSPAR Region V: Wider Atlantic]]