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Trawling Scar (Geoform Type)

Component: Geoform

Unique Identifier: 226

Geoform Origin Anthropogenic
Geoform Artificial Scar
Geoform Type Trawling Scar


Description
Definition A groove or cleared area of the substrate that is the result of dragging nets or weights across the seafloor. These scars can extend for a long distance and may overlap older scars. They are generally associated with damage to epibenthic organic communities.