Deep-sea or cold water corals have been known for hundreds of years, but aside from a few areas, they have been poorly studied. Our ongoing studies from previous Life on the Edge explorations from 2000-2004 exploring the southeastern US (SEUS) and Gulf of Mexico continental slope coral ecosystems will help with these studies. Video courtesy of Ross et al, NOAA-OE, HBOI and Art Howard.


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Life on the Edge 2005

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