Røst Reef

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The Røst Reef (Norwegian: Røstrevet) is a deep-water coral reef off the coast of Lofoten, Norway. The reef was discovered in 2002. It extends over a length of about 35 kilometers (22 mi), and has a width of up to 3 kilometers (1.9 mi).[1] The reef is generated by the coral Lophelia pertusa, and is the world's largest known Lophelia reef.[2] It is also the world's largest known deep-water coral reef.[3] The authorities have introduced regulations to protect the reef against trawling.[4]

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  1. ^ Grønli, Kristin Straumsheim (10 June 2002). "Korallrev: sakte og skjørt" (in Norwegian). forskning.no. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  2. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "steinkoraller". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Kartlegger havbunnen ved Lofoten" (in Norwegian). NRK Nordland. 10 October 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  4. ^ Fosså, Jan Helge. "Havets ressurser og miljø 2009. Økosystem Norskehavet. Ikke-kommersielle bestander" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Institute of Marine Research. Retrieved 14 July 2014.

Coordinates: 67°33′48.22″N 9°40′18.56″W / 67.5633944°N 9.6718222°W / 67.5633944; -9.6718222