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Technology Lights the Way

In the past, because deep-sea corals occur in such remote locations, it was very difficult for ocean scientists to find and study them. But not anymore. Today sophisticated technologies make it possible to map the locations...

New Age of Discovery

For hundreds of years people have known deep-sea corals existed. But they remained cloaked in mystery until the last 20 years. During this exciting period of exploration, ocean scientists have made major discoveries about...

Valuable in so Many Ways

In addition to being beautiful and fascinating in and of themselves, deep-sea corals provide numerous benefits to a multitude of species—including humans. In the ocean’s vast expanse, deep-sea corals provide a precious...

Ensuring a Future for Deep-Sea Corals

Deep-sea corals may grow in remote locations. But they are not beyond the reach of human activities such as fishing. In fact, fishing efforts have increasingly focused on deeper habitats, intensifying the impact on deep-sea...

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