Shallow and Deep-Sea Coral Reefs

Unlike the shallow tropical coral reef pictured on the top, the deep-sea Oculina reef at bottom does not require sunlight. Learn more in the article "Coral Gardens of the Deep Sea."

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Unlike the shallow tropical coral reef at left, the deep-sea Oculina reef at right does not require sunlight.
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James E. Maragos, Ph.D (left) and NURC/UNCW