Human-induced Climate Change is Warming the Oceans via Patricia’s Friendly Blog

Corals have been in the news lately.  A new species of soft coral, Pseudumbellula scotiae, has been discovered by scientists working for Marine Scotland.  It was discovered at a depth of around 2,000 meters in the North Atlantic.

Another exciting discovery is of a “pristine” deep sea coral reef near Tahiti in French Polynesia.

This reef is described as looking like a “bed of roses “.  Its wide, flattish shape is believed to be for catching as much sunlight as possible at a depth of 30 meters, the “twilight” zone of the ocean.   This new coral reef was found by researchers who are part of the Seabed 2030 Project.

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References

Giant pristine coral reef discovered off Tahiti.  Victoria Gill.  BBC Online, Jan 20, 2022.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-60047368.

New deep sea soft coral discovered.  Marine Scotland.  Reported by BBC Online, Jan 12, 2022. BBC(link)

Corals have been in the news lately.  A new species of soft coral, Pseudumbellula scotiae, has been discovered by scientists working for Marine Scotland.  It was discovered at a depth of around 2,000 meters in the North Atlantic. Another exciting discovery is of a “pristine” deep sea coral reef near Tahiti in French Polynesia. This […]

Coral Discoveries — Patricia’s Friendly Blog

Last year, Australia downgraded the Great barrier Reef’s 5-year outlook from poor to very poor.  The major problem is human-induced climate change warming the oceans.

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