Could Coral Reefs Survive In The Deep?
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Jack is a research scientist at Oxford University studying Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems and validating the deep reef refugia hypothesis.


Could Coral Reefs Survive In The Deep?

I bet you know there are amazing coral reefs in the tropics you can see while snorkeling. Did you know corals keep going deeper than 150m? Mesophotic (middle-light) reefs are found in largely the same places as shallow reefs, but deeper than 30-40m. Amazingly, on these reefs, corals may be even more abundant than in the shallows and still use the sun for energy. Surviving in the deep could provide a lifeline for coral reefs around the world, but why...

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