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Hawaiian Deep Coral Reefs Reveal Unique Species

4 October 2016, 4:21 pm

Mesophotic coral ecosystem found at 230 feet in Maui's 'Au'au Channel

NOAA-supported scientists working in the Hawaiian Archipelago have characterized the most extensive deep coral reefs on record. They found several large areas with 100 percent coral cover and concluded that deep coral reefs have twice as many species that are unique to Hawaii than their shallow-water counterparts.

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Original article: Hawaiian Deep Coral Reefs Reveal Unique Species