Latest Black coral Stories
The USGS reports that coral living at the site of the busted BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico is 2,000-year-old.
When most people envision coral, they typically think of shallow-water reef-building corals found along beaches and tropical nearshore habitats.
United States and European Union to Seek Trade Protection for Imperiled Species. LONDON, Oct.
Decision hinges on outcomes of Mediterranean red coral workshop, held in Naples this week. WASHINGTON, Sept.
Deep-sea corals from about 400 meters off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands are much older than once believed and some may be the oldest living marine organisms known to man.
Scientists have discovered a new species of coral off the southern California coast that flames like a pink and white Christmas tree as well as a new species of worm that lives off it.
Antipatharia are a family of tree-like black corals related to sea anemones. They are usually found in the deep sea, but are also found rarely in dark shallow water areas such as New Zealand’s Milford Sound where they can be viewed from an underwater observatory. Their occur mainly in the tropics. Although black corals’ living tissue is brilliantly colored, the animals get their name from the distinctive black or dark brown color of the skeleton. Also unique to black corals are the...
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