This is an amazing discovery. A long video but well worth the watching.
This 2011 video from Florida is called Deep Water Coral Reefs: Oases of the Ocean: Recent Discoveries and Conservation.
From the Sun Sentinel in the USA:
Forests of rare coral discovered off South Florida
By David Fleshler
December 29 2014
A surprise discovery along the South Florida coast has revealed dense thickets of a species of coral thought to be disappearing from the region’s reefs.
More than 38 acres of staghorn coral has been found in patches on the reefs from northern Miami-Dade to northern Broward counties, in what scientists call a rare piece of good news for a species that has sustained severe declines, largely due to disease.
“This is a huge win for Florida’s corals,” said Joanna Walczak, southeast regional administrator for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection‘s Florida coastal office.
Staghorn coral, which extends delicate branches up from the ocean floor, is among the most important…
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