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Australian Scientists Discover Deep Sea Corals

Environment  (tags: science, discovery, corals, humans, environment, ecosystems, nature, GoodNews, water, oceans, habitat )

- 1938 days ago -
Australian scientists mapping the Great Barrier Reef have discovered corals at depths never before thought possible, with a deep-sea robot finding specimens in waters nearly as dark as night.

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Christeen A (370)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 2:10 am
Yea. Sounds very exciting.

Carol H (229)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 4:39 am
hopefully we wont kill those too

pam w (139)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 8:18 am
I'm with Carol H. here....PLEASE don't release this location to the press!

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 3:04 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 4:12 pm
Thanks for this article.

John B (185)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 7:10 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article. Extremely interesting discovery. Kudos to chief scientist Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and his team from the University of Queensland's Seaview Survey. Read and noted.

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Thursday January 3, 2013, 8:14 pm
Wow! I didn't think it possible for corals(specifically) to survive or thrive without sunlight. It has always been my understanding that the microorganisms that digest their food were photosynthetic microbes(need sunlight).

Nancy Anderson (21)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:06 am
Very Cool!

Faye Swan (23)
Friday January 4, 2013, 12:19 am
Noted - thank you!!

Lana Ravensky (105)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:33 am

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:24 am
so cool

Patricia H. (440)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:37 am

Tania Koshman (7)
Friday January 4, 2013, 7:02 am

Ro H (0)
Friday January 4, 2013, 7:26 am

. (0)
Friday January 4, 2013, 9:24 am
Once again it shows how little we know about the oceans and seas. Posted
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