Scientists have discovered a massive deep-sea coral reef stretching at least 85 miles long off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. The previously unknown reef sits in complete darkness about a half-mile below the ocean surface and is teeming with Lophelia pertusa, a stony coral species, and a variety of other hard and soft corals, several news outlets reported.
Complete Article From the publisher.The world’s tropical oceans are suffering turbulent times. Dire predictions of yet more disastrous coral bleaching episodes have been released, placing the very future of wonders like the Great Barrier Reef […]
Complete Article From the publisher.Global warming is ravaging coral, including at the Great Barrier Reef. But it may serve as “one enormous natural selection event,” a researcher said.
Complete Article From the publisher.Undersea forests, bleached and killed by rising ocean temperature, might disappear in a few decades, experts warn Children born today may be the last generation to see coral reefs in all […]