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Meta Analysis of Papers Classifying Deep Sea Life Shows We Know Very Little

In a review published in the journal Molecular Ecology, scientists from the Department of Zoology at Oxford University examined all knowledge published to date of deep sea invertebrates. Their paper highlights the disparity between our basic knowledge of the ecology of deep sea animals and the growing impact of humans on the deep ocean. Over the last 30 years there have

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Deep-Sea Corals to Help Replenish Shallow Reefs

  The world’s coral reefs are dying at alarming rates. FIU researcher Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty believes deep-sea corals could help replenish their more imperiled, shallow counterparts. That’s because shallow reefs are affected by fishing, pollution, global warming and sunscreen more than deep reefs. Rodriguez-Lanetty’s research team has built the world’s deepest coral nursery residing at 90 ft. below the ocean surface. Using PVC pipe and fiberglass, they have

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Record-Breaking Coral Planting in FL Keys

Members of the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge (CWVC) and SCUBAnauts International joined forces with half-a-dozen scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory for a one-day, record-breaking mission on a Florida Keys reef. They planted 500 corals in a day. The number of corals planted marked the most-ever the groups have planted in a single day since they began working together in 2012.

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