Deep sea reefs discovered

| 17/12/2008

(National Geographic): High-resolution sonar images taken in early December have identified three huge deep-sea coral reefs off the coast of Florida. At depths of nearly 1,300 feet the recently discovered reefs are home to hundreds, if not thousands, of species, according to scientists. "Just imagine a 200-foot tall eerily white reef looming off the flat, muddy bottom," said John Reed, (left) a senior researcher at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at Florida Atlantic University, who led the expedition. Go to article.

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