New Fanlike Coral Found in Deep Sea
December 1, 2008
A spectacular new species of coral has been discovered thriving in veritable forests on the peaks of undersea mountains off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. The large candelabra or fanlike "bamboo corals" have been spotted by marine scientists growing to heights in excess of 3 feet (1 meter). They are so abundant they create oases for numerous other deep sea creatures.
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