Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean is the site of the Smithsonian's Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP). Researchers are using a submarine to study and collect specimens from the hard-to-reach deep reefs. Read more about the research in the "Summer in a Sub" blog series. Learn more about coral reefs and deep-sea exploration on the Ocean Portal.

A map of of the Caribbean, featuring the island of Curaçao.

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